"Yoga is a good thing. Everyone should do it," Kejriwal said, adding he finds it to be a great stress-buster.

Kejriwal had attended a Vipassana meditation camp after a tough campaign for the Delhi assembly election in February. After assuming office, he also attended a naturopathy course in Bengaluru which included yoga.

Delhi's Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia also attended the yoga session at Rajpath.

An avid yoga practitioner, Modi was not scheduled to perform the 'asanas' but he climbed down from the podium after his address to join the over 35,000 participants, including students and officials, in the mass demonstration.
Attired in a white shirt and trousers and a tricolour scraf, 64-year-old Modi did most of the 21 'asanas' along with thousands of participants as part of the common yoga protocol, following the instructions in Hindi and English and images on screens.

Terming the participation of thousands of people during the first International Yoga Day at Rajpath as "overwhelming", a representative of Guinness Book of World Records hoped that the event will set a world record.
The mega event witnessed participation of more than 35,000 people including school children, NCC cadets, army personnel and officials.

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