Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appealed people to make Yoga a part of their lives.
Addressing the gathering at Ramabai Ambedkar Ground in Lucknow, where the main event of Yoga Day celebrations was held Wednesday morning, Mr Modi said, Yoga has been a part of Indian tradition and it integrates the people.
He said, yoga has become a part of so many lives and its popularity outside the country is very much high and it has also connected the world with India.
The Prime Minister said, wellness is important in addition to fitness and Yoga is a medium to achieve wellness.
He said small practices of yoga improves the quality of life.
He said a very small use of salt makes the food tasty similarly small practices of Yoga helps a person to keep him healthy and away from diseases.
Mr Modi said, Yoga is about health assurance and it is even not expensive to practice. He said, the demand for Yoga teachers is also increasing.
The Prime Minister said, he is glad to see several Yoga institutes take shape over the last three years.
After concluding his speech, the Prime Minister joined the participants in performing various postures of Yoga.
Modi performed Yoga postures at Ramabai Ambedkar Ground sitting with more than 55,000 people.
He encouraged the youths particularly girls who were present at ground ignoring bad weather and rains.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath welcomed the Prime Minister at the venue and appreciated his efforts for Yoga promotion.