Speaking at a function marking the start of International Yoga Day here at the Rajpath, Modi said that yoga is not only an exercise to make the body flexible but a path for inner development.

"It marks new era of training of human mind for peace and cordiality," said Modi who wore a white full T-shirt.

Modi also asked people to make yoga an integral part of their lives.

"Greetings to people around the world on 1st International Day of Yoga! Lets pledge to make Yoga an integral part of our daily lives," tweeted PM Modi.

"In some parts of the world, the 1st rays of the sun have already been welcomed by people practicing Yoga. This will continue across the world," he said in another tweet.

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