“Make yoga a part of your life,” the prime minister told thousands of yoga enthusiasts here on the occasion of the International Yoga Day.
“Just as the mobile phone is now a part of your life, make yoga too a part of your life,” he said, drawing applause.
In his brief address, the prime minister said the International Yoga Day had become a mass movement like no other in the world.
The UN last year declared June 21 as the International Day of Yoga.
Underlining that yoga was not a religious activity, Modi said it helped to control the mind and maintain a healthy body for a healthy balance between the two.
Yoga, he said, helped people to lead a disciplined life.