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‘As World Fights COVID-19, Yoga Remains A Ray Of Hope’: Says Prime Minister Narendra Modi On International Yoga Day 2021

As the country along with the world celebrates the International Yoga Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi encourages people to adopt the ancient practice for a happier and healthier life

‘As World Fights COVID-19, Yoga Remains A Ray Of Hope’: Says Prime Minister Narendra Modi On International Yoga Day 2021
Highlights
  • International Yoga Day is celebrated every year on June 21
  • Yoga tells us that we are the biggest source of energy: PM Modi
  • Enthusiasm towards yoga has increased manifolds over the years: PM

New Delhi: India along with the world is celebrating the International Yoga Day 2021 on Monday (June 21). Yoga is an ancient practice that is said to have originated in India and helps in maintaining physical and mental well-being, according to the Ministry of Ayush. The practice of yoga has gained more importance over the past one and a half year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Keeping this in consideration, the theme for International Yoga Day 2021 has been decided by the UN to be ‘Yoga for well-being’. In the country, the Yoga Day celebrations are being led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi who addressed the lead event for the day.

Also Read: Yoga Helped People During Pandemic, Has Increasing Global Acceptance: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan

Here are some of the quotes from PM Modi’s speech on the occasion of International Yoga Day:

  1. Yoga, A Ray Of Hope
    “Today, when the whole world is fighting the corona pandemic, yoga remains a ray of hope.  When the invisible coronavirus had knocked the world, then no country was prepared for it, by means, by strength and by mental state. We all have seen that in such difficult times, yoga has become a great medium of self-confidence,” said PM Modi.
  2. People’s Enthusiasm For Yoga Has Increased: PM Modi
    “For most of the countries of the world, Yoga Day is not their age-old cultural festival. In this difficult time, people in so much trouble could forget it, ignore it. But on the contrary, people’s enthusiasm for yoga has increased, love for yoga has increased,” said PM Modi.
    “Even though major public events have not been organised in countries around the world and in India for two years, the enthusiasm for Yoga Day has not diminished,” he added.
  3. Yoga Helps In Healing Process: PM Modi
    “Today even medical science lays emphasis on the healing process, besides medical treatment. Yoga helps in healing process,” said the Prime Minister Narendra. “Doctors have used Yoga as an 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,” he further added.
  4. Yoga Gives Us A Happier Way Of Life: PM Modi
    “Yoga shows us the way from stress to strength and from negativity to creativity. Yoga takes us from depression to ecstasy and from ecstasy to prasad,” said PM Modi. “If there are threats to humanity, Yoga often gives us a way of holistic health. Yoga also gives us a happier way of life. I am sure, Yoga will continue playing its preventive, as well as promotive role in healthcare of masses,” he added.
  5. PM Modi Announces M-Yoga App
    “When India proposed International Day of Yoga in the United Nations, it was the spirit behind it to make this yoga science accessible to the whole world. Today, India has taken another important step in this direction along with United Nations, WHO,” says PM Modi. “Now the world is going to get the power of M-Yoga app. In this app, many videos of yoga training will be available in different languages of the world based on Common Yoga Protocol,” he adds.

Also Read: International Yoga Day 2021: Here Is All You Need To Know

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World

24,36,58,646Cases
20,51,42,869Active
3,35,67,367Recovered
49,48,410Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 195 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 24,36,58,646 and 49,48,410 have died; 20,51,42,869 are active cases and 3,35,67,367 have recovered as on October 25, 2021 at 4:04 am.

India

3,41,89,774 14,306Cases
1,67,6954,899Active
3,35,67,367 18,762Recovered
4,54,712 443Deaths
In India, there are 3,41,89,774 confirmed cases including 4,54,712 deaths. The number of active cases is 1,67,695 and 3,35,67,367 have recovered as on October 25, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

66,02,961 1,410

27,506 128

64,35,439 1,520

1,40,016 18

Kerala

49,15,331 8,538

77,964 3,191

48,08,775 11,366

28,592 363

Karnataka

29,85,986 388

8,740 203

29,39,239 586

38,007 5

Tamil Nadu

26,95,216 1,127

13,034 246

26,46,163 1,358

36,019 15

Andhra Pradesh

20,63,577 400

5,102 120

20,44,132 516

14,343 4

Uttar Pradesh

17,10,095 13

103 9

16,87,093 4

22,899

West Bengal

15,86,455 989

7,882 151

15,59,518 828

19,055 10

Delhi

14,39,603 37

320 14

14,14,192 51

25,091

Odisha

10,38,411 447

4,185 33

10,25,917 410

8,309 4

Chhattisgarh

10,05,847 20

219 11

9,92,056 31

13,572

Rajasthan

9,54,402 2

31 1

9,45,417 3

8,954

Gujarat

8,26,418 16

164 4

8,16,167 20

10,087

Madhya Pradesh

7,92,749 9

85 6

7,82,141 3

10,523

Haryana

7,71,157 16

127 12

7,60,981 4

10,049

Bihar

7,26,058 4

38 2

7,16,359 2

9,661

Telangana

6,70,274 135

3,950 34

6,62,377 168

3,947 1

Assam

6,08,589 139

3,857 111

5,98,759 244

5,973 6

Punjab

6,02,209 20

229 2

5,85,429 22

16,551

Jharkhand

3,48,627 35

224 22

3,43,268 13

5,135

Uttarakhand

3,43,821 6

163 6

3,36,259 11

7,399 1

Jammu And Kashmir

3,31,638 72

866 4

3,26,343 68

4,429

Himachal Pradesh

2,22,638 69

1,496 82

2,17,406 149

3,736 2

Goa

1,77,886 34

545 29

1,73,983 63

3,358

Puducherry

1,27,735 61

467 10

1,25,411 49

1,857 2

Manipur

1,23,292 63

931 30

1,20,450 89

1,911 4

Mizoram

1,17,419 158

8,080 863

1,08,927 1,016

412 5

Tripura

84,389 5

98 3

83,475 8

816

Meghalaya

83,371 49

639 56

81,286 102

1,446 3

Chandigarh

65,323 2

28 1

64,475 1

820

Arunachal Pradesh

55,089

132 10

54,677 10

280

Sikkim

31,900 32

200 5

31,306 27

394

Nagaland

31,712 5

243 7

30,790 12

679

Ladakh

20,904 5

37 1

20,659 6

208

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,679

4 0

10,671

4

Lakshadweep

10,365

0 0

10,314

51

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,648

6 2

7,513 2

129

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