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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

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

22,70,55,138Cases
18,97,86,461Active
3,25,98,424Recovered
46,70,253Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 195 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 22,70,55,138 and 46,70,253 have died; 18,97,86,461 are active cases and 3,25,98,424 have recovered as on September 17, 2021 at 5:36 am.

India

3,33,81,728 34,403Cases
3,39,0563,867Active
3,25,98,424 37,950Recovered
4,44,248 320Deaths
In India, there are 3,33,81,728 confirmed cases including 4,44,248 deaths. The number of active cases is 3,39,056 and 3,25,98,424 have recovered as on September 17, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

65,11,525 3,595

52,893 310

63,20,310 3,240

1,38,322 45

Kerala

44,46,228 22,182

1,86,754 4,559

42,36,309 26,563

23,165 178

Karnataka

29,65,191 1,108

16,202 282

29,11,434 808

37,555 18

Tamil Nadu

26,40,361 1,693

16,756 120

25,88,334 1,548

35,271 25

Andhra Pradesh

20,34,786 1,367

14,708 105

20,06,034 1,248

14,044 14

Uttar Pradesh

17,09,628 23

193 11

16,86,549 11

22,886 1

West Bengal

15,59,567 707

8,025 25

15,32,922 725

18,620 7

Delhi

14,38,373 28

409 5

14,12,880 22

25,084 1

Odisha

10,18,298 580

5,335 105

10,04,845 681

8,118 4

Chhattisgarh

10,04,988 31

352 2

9,91,077 29

13,559

Rajasthan

9,54,230 4

103 1

9,45,173 5

8,954

Gujarat

8,25,677 22

149 0

8,15,446 22

10,082

Madhya Pradesh

7,92,374 7

119 5

7,81,738 12

10,517

Haryana

7,70,697 9

327 8

7,60,562 17

9,808

Bihar

7,25,864 12

72 6

7,16,134 6

9,658

Telangana

6,62,785 259

5,282 43

6,53,603 301

3,900 1

Punjab

6,01,180 30

314 11

5,84,399 38

16,467 3

Assam

5,97,074 468

5,381 15

5,85,914 479

5,779 4

Jharkhand

3,48,102 6

102 8

3,42,867 14

5,133

Uttarakhand

3,43,330 20

284 12

3,35,657 32

7,389

Jammu And Kashmir

3,27,466 170

1,421 72

3,21,630 98

4,415

Himachal Pradesh

2,16,430 127

1,568 82

2,11,215 206

3,647 3

Goa

1,75,183 95

699 1

1,71,195 96

3,289

Puducherry

1,25,170 107

963 63

1,22,380 42

1,827 2

Manipur

1,17,913 216

2,614 7

1,13,478 219

1,821 4

Tripura

83,787 31

427 26

82,553 56

807 1

Meghalaya

78,958 229

1,804 140

75,784 86

1,370 3

Mizoram

76,591 1,121

13,888 85

62,449 1,202

254 4

Chandigarh

65,168 4

31 2

64,319 2

818

Arunachal Pradesh

53,990 47

536 9

53,183 56

271

Sikkim

30,802 64

775 28

29,648 36

379

Nagaland

30,763 32

505 14

29,610 44

648 2

Ladakh

20,631 6

41 1

20,383 5

207

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,670

5 0

10,661

4

Lakshadweep

10,353

4 0

10,298

51

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,595 3

15 2

7,451 1

129

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