With 28 giant screens installed, Prime Minister Narendra Modi led close to 30,000 people in Jharkhand capital Ranchi to mark the fifth International Yoga Day celebrations. Union Ministers, BJP leaders and top government functionaries also participated in similar events across the country.
Sending across the message of spreading yoga all over the country, he says,
“Yoga for All, All For Yoga,”
PM Modi said he has to take modern yoga from cities to villages. “I also 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,” he said at the mega event made at the Prabhat Tara ground in Ranchi.
While Amit Shah is in Haryana’s Rohtak, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh is in the national capital.
Last year, PM Modi had marked the day with an event in Dehradun and was joined across the country by tens of thousands in events held from the valleys of Ladakh to the deck of an aircraft carrier floating off the coast of Andaman and Nicobar islands.
With massive arrangements for the fifth International Yoga Day, four hundred makeshift toilets, over 200 drinking water kiosk, eight medical teams, 21 ambulances, jawans of disaster rescue force and more than 100 CCTV cameras were in place at the venue.