Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal joined the prime minister and thousands other who had gathered in the heart of Delhi for yoga sessions on International Yoga Day.
Dressed in white, he said that he had been practicing yoga for many years.
He said, ” It’s a good thing and it benefits people and everyone should practice it.”
When asked if he had found Narendra Modi’s advice on yoga helpful, Kejriwal said it was not a day for politics.
He added, “Yoga sab ko karna chahiye, yoga pe rajniti nahi honi chahiye. (Everyone should do yoga. There should be no politics on yoga.”
Kejriwal was joined by his colleague and Delhi’s deputy CM Manish Sisodia.
The government hopes that this event featuring bureaucrats, ministers and soldiers, will make it to the Guinness Book of World Records for the “largest yoga class at a single event. ” Till now, the largest such session was by nearly 30,000 students in Gwalior.
Foreign minister Sushma Swaraj has traveled to US to joined the similar event in New York’s Times Square.
PM Modi Modi had spoken about the need to mark a yoga day across day during his maiden visit the United Nations last year. His government had even created a dedicated ministry for Yoga,
(photo courtesy ANI)