first_imgModi noted that all countries across the world were associated with Yoga Day celebrations.”Through United Nations, International Yoga day is being celebrated throughout the world. The whole world supported it whether it was developed or developing nations. Every section of the society supported it.”There are several days celebrated by UN including World Cancer Day, World Health Day, World Mental Health Day, and several others. In the field of sports, there are several days which are celebrated. But this (IDY) is the only, which has direct relation with health and also with physical, mental and social health,” he said adding, “I think, this speaks about the power of this heritage, identity of this heritage which was given by our ancestors.”The Prime Minister also noted that Yoga has turned into a “very big business” and has been offering job opportunities for youth.In his nearly 25 minute address, he said the Centre was working in the direction of fixing protocols and norms for promoting Yoga across the world.Before performing Yoga asanas himself, the Prime Minister first met “Divyangs” and then walked around surveying people performing asanas.Towards the end, Modi freely mingled with the participants, who surrounded him and took the opportunity to take selfies with the Prime Minister.Over 30,000 people from all ages — 10,000 each from Chandigarh, Punjab and Haryana — performed yoga asanas on pink, red and blue coloured mats during the function.Separately, about 10,000 people also performed yoga at over 100 other locations in Chandigarh itself. PTI SUN CHS AKA DVadvertisementlast_img