On NYC leg of US visit, PM Modi observes UN International Yoga Day, meets academics, think tank leaders, businesses, community



PM Modi at UN June 21, 2023, speaking on International Day of Yoga. PHOTO: Twitter @narendramodi

Prime Minister Modi was greeted by a large crowd upon arrival in New York’s JFK Airport June 20, 2023, on eve of State Visit to US.

Landed in New York City. Looking forward to the programmes here including interaction with thought leaders and the Yoga Day programme tomorrow, 21st June,” Modi tweeted with some photos of his arrival.

Above and below – community members at JFK to meet PM Modi upon arrival June 20, 2023. PHOTO: Twitter @narendramodi

Extracts from PM Modi’s speech at the UN International Day of Yoga. PHOTO PMO

What a grand Yoga Day programme in New York! Grateful for the energy and commitment shown by all participants. This shows how Yoga unites us in the pursuit of health, peace, and harmony,” Prime Minister Modi tweeted along with photos from the event.

In his speech, he said, “Yoga is free from copyrights, free from patents and free from royalty payments.” He went on to note, “Yoga comes from India and it has a very old tradition, but like all ancient Indian traditions, it is also living, dynamic.”

He went on to say, “Yoga is a way of life, a holistic approach to health and well being, a way to mindfulness in thought and action,” and a way to live in harmony with the environment.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with senior UN and Indian officials as well as Mayor of NYC Eric Adams seen in photo immediately behind him, June 21, 2023. PHOTO: Twitter @narendramodi
Prime Minister Modi joins hundreds at UN to mark International Day of Yoga June 21, 2023, in New York City. PHOTO: Twitter @narendramodi
Hundreds doing yoga positions at the June 21, 2023, observance of International Day of Yoga at UN where India’s PM Narendra Modi led the event. PHOTO: Twitter @narendramodi

Some members of the Indian community in New York, rallied to greet Prime Minister Narendra when he came to observe International Day of Yoga at the UN June 21, 2023.

While in New York June 20-21, 2023, his first stop during his State Visit to Washington, D.C., Prime Minister Narendra Modi met a host of business leaders, academics, and science and technology leaders.

He also paid homage to UN Peacekeepers at a monument dedicated to them. India is among the largest contributors to Peacekeeping forces.

Humbled to pay my tributes at the Wall of Peace at the@UN HQ today. We honor and remember the brave peacekeepers who gave their lives for a more peaceful world. Their selfless service will never be forgotten,” Modi tweeted.

At the Peacekeepers monument, PM Modi pays homage at the UN June 21, 2023. PHOTO: Twitter @narendramodi
PM Modi meeting heads of key think tanks in NYC June 20, 2023. PHOTO: Twitter @narendramodi
PM Modi meeting healthcare experts in NYC June 20, 2023, during his visit to US. PHOTO: Twitter @narendramodi
PM Modi meets academics in NYC June 20, 2023, to discuss education development and tie-ups. PHOTO: Twitter   @narendramodi

Great meeting you today@elonmusk,! We had multifaceted conversations on issues ranging from energy to spirituality,” tweeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi after meeting the technology leader Elon Musk. “It was an honor to meet again,” replied Musk on Twitter.

Twitter head Elon Musk meets Prime Minister Narendra Modi in NYC, June 20, 2023. PHOTO: Twitter @narendramodi





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