Prime Minister Narendra Modi led an extraordinary Yoga Day event at the United Nations headquarters in New York, which resulted in the creation of a Guinness World Record. This remarkable achievement was attributed to the diverse participation of individuals from numerous nationalities in a single Yoga session. Upon the invitation of President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden, PM Modi arrived in the US on Tuesday night (IST) and took charge of this historic occasion to commemorate the 9th International Yoga Day. Joining him were esteemed figures such as Csaba Korisi, the President of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly, Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed, and New York City Mayor Eric Adams. The event also attracted the presence of several UN officials, diplomats, and renowned personalities.
PM Modi, clad in a personalized white yoga T-shirt and trousers, expressed his gratitude to the attendees and shared his joy in witnessing their presence. "I am delighted to see all of you. Thank you for coming. Friends, I have been informed that today we have the representation of almost every nationality," he conveyed. Earlier in the day, another Yoga Day event held in Surat, Gujarat, achieved a new Guinness World Record by gathering a staggering 1.53 lakh people in a single location for a yoga session. This surpassed the previous record set in 2018 in Kota City, Rajasthan when 1,00,984 individuals participated in a Yoga Day session at one venue.