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CHANDIGARH (Web Desk) – Indian Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi called yoga a “people’s mass movement” on Tuesday.

Modi took to the mat along with millions of others worldwide to celebrate the ancient practice.

As per details, sailors, soldiers, school children and bureaucrats gathered early morning at mass outdoor sessions to mark the second International Yoga Day.

Modi was dressed in white tracksuit led more than 30,000 people in Chandigarh for a big session.

They people performed poses and breathing exercises at the outdoor Capital Complex.

“Do not wait, make yoga a part of your life,” Modi urged in a brief speech to mark the event, an idea he successfully asked the United Nations to adopt.

“This is a day linked with good health and now it has become a people’s mass movement,” the 65-year-old premier said.

Modi took a short break to inspect the poses of his fellow yogis, who included students and soldiers, before returning to his spot.

Indian scholars believe yoga dates back 5,000 years, based on archaeological evidence of poses found inscribed on stones and references to Yogic teachings in the ancient Hindu scriptures of the Vedas.