Lead by example… that’s the adage our netas followed on Thursday as several of them took to performing various asanas across the country to mark the country’s fourth Yoga Day.
Here’s a look at some of them.
President Ram Nath Kovind performed yoga along with his Surinamese counterpart Desire Delano Boutersel. President Kovind, who is in the Surinamese capital Paramaribo on the second leg of his three-nation tour, and Boutersel wearing round neck T-shirts joined dozens of yoga practitioners in this Latin American country to perform the asanas. This was the first time that heads of two countries together participated in the International Day of Yoga. Photograph: @rashtrapatibhvn/Twitter
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh performs yoga during the 4th International Yoga Day function at Raj Bhavan in Lucknow. Photograph: Nand Kumar/PTI Photo
Vice President Venkaiah Naidu with Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, Union minister Babul Supriyo and BJP MP Poonam Mahajan perform yoga at Bandra Reclamation Sealink Promenade, in Mumbai. Photograph: Shirish Shete/PTI Photo
BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi, Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal and Union minister Jayant Sinha perform yoga at Rajpath in New Delhi. Photograph: Ravi Choudhary/PTI Photo
Union Minister V K Singh performs yoga at Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra in New Delhi. Photograph: @MEAPhotogallery/Flickr
Union I-T and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad participates in a mass yoga session at Patliputra Sport Complex in Patna. Photograph: PTI Photo
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Governor Ram Naik and Union Minister Rajnath Singh in Lucknow. Photograph: Press Information Bureau of India
Union Minister Piyush Goyal follows in PM Modi's footsteps. He practises yoga at a programme organised in Noida. Photograph: @PIB_India/Twitter
"Yoga is an Integral part of our lives. Happy to see the people from across the globe showing tremendous enthusiasm for yoga and fitness," tweeted Union Health Minister J P Nadda as he participated in the Yoga Day celebrations at Ridge Ground in Shimla. Photograph: @JPNadda/Twitter
Union Minister Satyapal Singh. Photograph: PIB India
HRD Minister bends and twists during Yoga Day celebrations in Mumbai. Photograph: Mitesh Bhuvad/PTI Photo
Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma does some breathing exercises at Shahid Minar in Kolkata. Photograph: @PIB_India/Twitter
Former PM of India H D Deve Gowda practises yoga at his home. Photograph: PTI Photo
Union Minister Smriti Irani after participating in a Yoga Day event in Chandigarh said, "I thank people for participating in big numbers." Photograph: ANI/Twitter