Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday addressed the 7th International Yoga Day programme. Earlier, the prime minister had tweeted, “Tomorrow, June 21, we will mark the 7th Yoga Day. The theme this year is ‘Yoga For Wellness’, which focusses on practising Yoga for physical and mental well-being.”
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06:51 am: Doctors have used Yoga as armour to treat patients. There are pictures of hospitals, with doctors, nurses teaching Yoga performing breathing exercises like Anulom Vilom Prāṇāyāma. International experts have said that these exercises strengthen the breathing system: PM Modi
06:49 am: Today even medical science lays emphasis on the healing process, besides medical treatment. Yoga helps in the healing process, says PM Narendra Modi
06:45 am: The ‘Yoga For Wellness’ theme for this International Yoga Day has encouraged people even more to perform yoga. I pray that every country, region, and people stay healthy, says PM Modi
06:43 am: For two years now, no public event has been organised in India or the world but enthusiasm for Yoga has not gone down, says PM Modi
06:40 am: Today when the entire world is fighting against the COVID-19 pandemic, Yoga has become a ray of hope, says PM Narendra Modi
Vice President, M. Venkaiah Naidu too greeted the people on the eve of the International Day of Yoga.
“On the occasion of International Day of Yoga, let us resolve to brighten our lives physically, mentally and spiritually by practising Yoga every day. ” he said.
“The pandemic made the world realise the importance of overall well-being and Yoga is one simple yet powerful practice that helps us build resilience and improves our health holistically.”
It gives me immense happiness that Yoga, India’s gift to humanity, is transforming millions of lives around the globe,” Naidu added.