The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee kicked off today (June 21, 2016) the 2ndInternational Yoga Day Celebrations at Rashtrapati Bhavan with around 1000 persons participating in a mass Yoga event.
Addressing participants, the President urged people to make the practice of Yoga an integral part of life. He said this will provide them mental and physical strength. It will enable them live a healthy life. It will create overall harmony between body and mind. It will enhance mental and physical well-being.
The President also recalled that on December 11, 2014, the General Assembly of the United Nations approved by consensus a resolution co- sponsored by 177 countries to declare 21 June every year as International Day of Yoga.