The entire world is celebrating International Yoga Day today. The ancient practice has now been honoured globally and the credit goes to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his ministers who have been vocal about benefits of Yoga for years now. PM Modi celebrated Yoga Day in Mysuru today.
Vice President Venkaiah Naidu also sent out a strong message on International Yoga Day. Yoga has no barrier of age, caste, geography or religion and everyone should make the ancient physical fitness regime a part of their daily routine to reap its rich benefits, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu said on Tuesday. Addressing the International Day of Yoga (IDY) celebrations organised here by the Ministries of Culture and Ayush, he said, “Yoga is time-tested. Yoga has no barrier, no age, no caste, no region, no religion. That’s why it is universal.”
Union Minister Anurag Thakur on Tuesday said it was Prime Minister Narendra Modi who explained to the United Nations General Assembly the importance of yoga and appealed to the world to adopt it.
“On his call, all the countries of the world adopted yoga and resolved to celebrate the International Yoga Day every year on June 21. This is a big achievement for India,” the minister for information and broadcasting said during a yoga practice session at Katoch Palace in Sujanpur.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan celebrated the International Yoga Day with some school children and dignitaries. He expressed happiness that the ancient Indian practice of yoga has now spread across the world. He said the people’s priority in life should be to stay healthy. Chouhan rolled out a mat and performed yoga exercises along with students and some dignitaries at his official residence in Bhopal.
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Tuesday performed various Yoga asanas at Chhattisgarh Sadan in New Delhi to mark the occasion of the eighth International Yoga Day and appealed to the people to add yoga to their daily routine for physical and mental well-being.
This year the theme for the Yoga Day celebration is “yoga for humanity”. “Sustained health and fitness is the biggest achievement of all. Yoga is a spiritual process, which binds mind, body and soul in one. Let’s add Yoga in our daily routine for our physical, psychological and mental well-being. Yoga is more than just a workout involving both mind and body,” said Baghel.
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma attended the International Yoga Day program at Chowkidinghee field in Dibrugarh.
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“I take this opportunity to thank our visionary Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his endeavour in yoga getting official global recognition and making it a part of our daily life,” said Sarma.