See http://mashable.com/2015/06/21/photos-international-yoga-day/ and http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3133167/That-s-LOT-downward-dogs-Incredible-photos-millions-people-world-taking-International-Day-Yoga-army-prime-minister-involved.html and http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/guardianwitness-blog/gallery/2015/jun/22/international-yoga-day-readers-pictures
PM Narendra Modi said in his speech inaugurating the IYD in Delhi:
“This is the beginning of a new era. I bow down to the sages who encouraged Yoga through centuries,” he said.
“Everything is moving forward, we dont want the situation where humans are lagging behind. Just making a body flexible, turning body into shapes is not yoga. Else everyone in a circus would be a yogi. Mind, intellect, body and soul, all have to be in sync.”
“We are not only celebrating a day but we are training the human mind to begin a new era of peace, goodwill. This is a programme for manav kalyan (benefit of man), a tension free world and a programme to spread the message of goodwill.”