‘Yoga for wellness’ is the theme of the International Yoga Day event this year. Due to the extenuating circumstances caused by the pandemic, the event this year was televised. The Prime Minister of India addressed the nation virtually at 6:30 am today to mark the occasion of International Yoga Day. He is popular to be a yoga enthusiast and has promoted yoga from time to time.
The United Nations General Assembly had declared June 21 as ‘International Day of Yoga’ on December 11, 2014. They took this decision months after PM Modi had proposed the idea.
PM Modi expressed in the address that he feels yoga makes living happier and healthier. Doctors have also took the help of Yoga as armour to treat patients. These exercises strengthen the breathing system according to International experts.
The Prime Minister further added that when COVID-19 pandemic took the world by surprise, no country was prepared enough to fight the deadly disease. Yoga helps individuals to instil self-confidence whilst these difficult situations. Love and enthusiasm for yoga have increased among the masses.
He noted that yoga remains a ray of hope in these dark times of COVID-19 pandemic. He then prayed that every country, region, and people stay healthy.
The President of India, Mr Ram Nath Kovind also said that yoga is a “unique gift of India to humanity”.
अंतरराष्ट्रीय योग दिवस की सभी को बधाई। हजारों वर्षों से लाखों-करोड़ों लोगों को स्वस्थ एवं खुशहाल जीवन का वरदान और शरीर एवं मन के संयोजन का साधन, योग के रूप में हमारे ऋषियों ने विश्व को दिया है। मानवता को यह भारत की अनुपम देन है। योग, कोविड-19 के संदर्भ में भी सहायक हो सकता है। pic.twitter.com/Wsuhk57WPR
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) June 21, 2021