Top government functionaries, including Defence Minister Rajnath Singh attended International Yoga Day events across the country on Friday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a yoga event at the Prabhat Tara ground in Ranchi said everybody should practice the ancient Indian discipline lifelong.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal, Union Minister of Information & Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar and others perform yoga during the 5th International Day of Yoga at Rajpath in New Delhi. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in a tweet urged all to take up the practice of yoga. Photograph: Arun Sharma/PTI Photo
Home Minister Amit Shah participates in a Yoga day function in Rohtak along with Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar besides others. "Yoga is the symbol of India's ancient history and diversity which is showing the world the way towards a healthy life," he tweeted after the event. Photograph: @AmitShah/Twitter
BJP MP from East Delhi Gautam Gambhir performs yoga on the 5th International Day of Yoga, in East Delhi. Photograph: Manvender Vashist/PTI Photo
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Prahlad Joshi, BJP General Secretary Bhupender Yadav along with other MPs and officials perform Yoga during the 5th International Day of Yoga at Parliament. Photograph: Vijay Verma/PTI Photo
"Yoga is India's gift to humanity; it holds the key to healthy living and to that fine balance between mind and body. Do become a part of the celebration of yoga," said President Ram Nath Kovind as he too joined the celebrations from Rashtrapati Bhavan. Photograph: @rashtrapatibhvn/Twitter
Union Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal, Union Communications and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and others perform Yoga during the 5th International Day of Yoga at Lodhi Garden, in New Delhi. Photograph: Ravi Choudhary/PTI Photo
BJP National Working President JP Nadda and National General Secretary (Organisation) Ram Lal perform Yoga at Deen Dayal Upadhayay Park. Photograph: ANI/Twitter