On the occasion of International Day of Yoga, Prime Minister Narendra Modi shared a thoughtful message. On Tuesday, the Prime Minister said that yoga is becoming a way of life and has become a source of inspiration for health, balance and cooperation. The Prime Minister participated in the eighth International Day of Yoga (IDY) celebrations in Karnataka’s Mysuru. Speaking before the yoga demonstration in which he participated for 45 minutes, PM Modi said, “The acceptance of that amrit spirit of India which gave energy to India’s freedom struggle. That is why mass yoga demonstrations are being organised at 75 iconic locations across the country.”
The Prime Minister remarked that India is celebrating Yoga Day at a time when the country is celebrating its 75th year of independence, “the Amrit Mahotsav.” This widespread acceptance of Yoga Day, is the acceptance of that “Amrit spirit of India which gave energy to India’s freedom struggle.” Mass Yoga demonstrations are being organised at 75 iconic locations across the country which have been witness to the glorious history of India and have been the center of cultural energy.
“The experience of collective yoga at the historical sites of India is like tying together India’s past, India’s diversity, and India’s expansion”, he elaborated.
He also informed about the novel programme ‘Guardian Yoga Ring’ which is a collaborative exercise between 79 countries and United Nations organisations along with Indian Missions abroad to illustrate Yoga’s unifying power that surpasses national boundaries.
Taking to Twitter, Prime Minister on Monday said, “Tomorrow, June 21 will be marked as International Yoga Day. Guided by the theme of ‘Yoga For Humanity’, let us make this Yoga Day a success and further popularise Yoga.” Keeping the overarching theme of the 75 years of India’s independence the Ministry for Ayush had identified 75 locations for Union Ministers to participate in the Yoga Day celebration.