Modi leads Yoga day in rain, thousands join him

Srinagar: Despite rains that started in the morning, PM Modi led the International Yoga Day celebrations from Lucknow, media reports said on Wednesday.
As per reports dressed in a white T-shirt and loose white trousers, Modi shared the stage in Lucknow with Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath, who too performed yoga in the light drizzle.
According to reports for about 20 minute, Prime Minister Narendra Modi performed yoga asanas in the rain at Lucknow’s Ambedkar Sabha Sthal, leading thousands of people in celebrating Yoga Day.
In Ahmedabad, where yoga teacher Ramdev and BJP chief Amit Shah led celebrations, about five lakh people turned up to do yoga at 5.30 in the morning.
PM Modi persuaded the United Nations in 2015 to declare June 21 International Yoga Day. Events are being held in 180 nations across the world today.