The event was attended by  Minister of State for Culture and Parliamentary  Affairs, Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal, and Minister of State for Culture and External  Affairs, Smt. Meenakshi Lekhi.

 More than 500 people including officials of the Culture Ministry and foreign delegates from more than 40 countries participated in  the event.

The event started with Reciting of Saraswati Vandana followed by a session of Yoga by instructors from Morarji desai National institute of Yoga .

On the ocassion Smt Meenakshi Lekhi said Yoga is the key to a healthy and active life  . She also said that with the efforts of PM Shri Narendra Modi Yoga has spread far and wide even  at the global level.

She emphasised on how yoga leads to the flexibility of body, mind, ethos and thoughts. Smt Lekhi  also discussed the importance of practising yoga and connecting with nature in order to be flexible .

On the occasion Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal said Yoga helps to  keep body, mind, intellect and soul together. The Union Minister also appealed to make International Day of Yoga a success on 21st June by practicing yoga and sharing its benefits  with others.