International Yoga Day 2024: Expansion of Yoga changed the perception of world about it, says PM Modi in Srinagar

The theme chosen for International Yoga Day 2024 is "Yoga for Self and Society."

Srinagar: President Droupadi Murmu performed Yoga. The pictures were shared by the X handle of Rashtrapati Bhawan.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi after performing Yoga met the participants of the Yoga session. A total of 7,000 people performed Yoga.

ITBP personnel performing Yoga on the occasion of International Yoga Day, see pictures.

ITBP personnel perform Yoga at Muguthang Sub Sector in Muguthang Sub Sector, Sikkim at an altitude of more than 15,000 feet, on the 10th International Yoga Day

Indian Army Security officers perform Yoga. See Pictures


Minister of External Affairs, Dr S Jaishankar performed Yoga in New Delhi. Along with him other diplomats also performed Yoga.

Watch PM Modi address from Yoga Day Celebration in Srinagar.

In his address, PM Modi while congratulating everyone said, “Today, from the land of Kashmir, I congratulate everyone around the world on International Yoga Day! Ten years ago, I proposed the celebration of International Yoga Day at the United Nations. India’s proposal was supported by 177 nations, which is a record in itself. In 2015, on Kartavyapath in Delhi, 35,000 people performed Yogasanas together.”

“On International Yoga Day, I have had the privilege of coming to Kashmir, the land of yoga and meditation. In Srinagar, we are feeling the power that yoga gives us. I congratulate all the people of the country and those doing Yoga in every corner of the world on International Yoga Day from the land of Kashmir,” PM Modi added.

He said that in the last 10 years, the expansion of Yoga has changed the perception related to Yoga adding that the world is seeing a new Yoga economy going forward.

“In the last 10 years, the expansion of Yoga has changed the perception related to Yoga. Today, the world is seeing a new Yoga economy going forward. From Rishikesh and Kashi to Kerala, we can witness a new trend of Yoga Tourism emerging in India. People from all over the world are coming to India in pursuit of learning authentic yoga. Accordingly, sectors related to hospitality, tourism, apparel, etc. are booming from the huge inflow of people. This is creating new avenues for employment opportunities for youth,” PM Modi said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi leads Yoga session.

On the occasion of International Yoga Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi performed yoga in the Land of Earth’s Heaven. PM performed yoga near Dal Lake in Srinagar. 

Actually, this program was to start at 6:30 am in the backyard of SKICC under the common yoga protocol, but due to rain the program started late. This program later was held in the hall of SKICC. There are 50 people present with the PM in it. If it had not rained, the program would have been held in the open area, where about 7 thousand people would have been seen doing yoga with the PM. Some people have also been given training in various asanas.

PM Modi Visit to Jammu and Kashmir

PM Modi is on a two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir. He had reached Jammu and Kashmir yesterday and inaugurated so many developmental projects worth over Rs 1,800 crore. 

On June 21, every year, the International Day of Yoga is observed globally.

The Prime Minister has participated in 10th International Day of Yoga event at SKICC in Srinagar. Prime Minister also addressed the gathering on the occasion and took part in the CYP Yoga session thereafter.