Today is International Yoga Day. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis joined yoga guru Ramdev in Maharashtra’s Nanded where he performed trademark asanas at an event this morning to celebrate International Yoga Day. Mr. Fadnavis performed different asanas guided by Ramdev. Patanjali, organized similar programs today in one lakh villages across the country.
On Tuesday, Ramdev had said, “Anyone who performs yoga regularly is directly blessed by God.”
Today morning in Ranchi the main Yoga Day event was organized where Prime Minister Narendra Modi performed yoga along with the other participants. Before starting the event, the PM addressing a crowd of more than 30,000 said, “I want to make yoga an integral part of the lives of the poor and tribals. Because it is the poor who suffer the most due to illness.”
“I urge you all to embrace Yoga and make it an integral part of your daily routine. Yoga is ancient and modern. It is constant and evolving,” the Prime Minister added.
The 53-year-old Ramdev said that “Only those who practice yoga will enjoy Rajyog (a stint in power),” he said. “Jawaharlal Nehru used to practice yoga and therefore his Rajyog was good and he became prime minister. Indira Gandhi also practiced yoga and she also had very good Rajyog.”
“Similarly, Modi practiced yoga, and the son of a tea-seller became the prime minister. Now Rahul Gandhi is also practicing yoga,” he said. On September 27, 2014, PM Modi at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) first proposed the idea of the International Day of Yoga.