New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today greeted people on International Yoga Day asking for a pledge to make it an integral part of life.

PM Narendra Modi
PM Narendra Modi. Pic/AFP

Minutes before the mega event commenced at Rajpath, the Prime Minister tweeted, "Greetings to people around the world on first International Day of Yoga! "Lets pledge to make yoga an integral part of our daily lives," he said.

In another tweet, he said in some parts of the world, the first rays of the sun have already been welcomed by people practising yoga. This will continue across the world. "I will join the yoga day programme at Rajpath in a short while," Modi said.

India is set to lead 191 countries to mark the day with over 35,000 participants expected to perform various yoga 'asanas' at a mega event on Rajpath here.

Diplomats from 152 foreign missions have been invited to take part in the event which will start at 7 am to 7.35 am.