- PM Modi is leading India’s Yoga Day celebrations from Mysuru, Karnataka
- The theme for eight International Day of Yoga is ‘Yoga for Humanity’
- Yoga is giving the confidence of a healthy life to mankind: PM Modi
New Delhi: “Yoga is no longer a part of life, but is becoming a way of life”, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi while leading the country’s Yoga Day celebrations from Mysuru. The eighth International Day of Yoga is being celebrated today (June 21) in India and across the world with the theme of ‘Yoga For Humanity’. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is leading the Yoga Day celebrations from Mysore Palace grounds in Karnataka while 75 other ministers are joining him from 75 iconic locations.
While addressing the nation on International Yoga Day, PM Modi spoke about the thought behind this year’s theme and said, “Yoga has now become a global festival. Yoga is not only for any individual, but for the entire humanity. Therefore, this time, the theme of International Day of Yoga is – Yoga for humanity.”
योग अब एक वैश्विक पर्व बन गया है।
योग किसी व्यक्ति मात्र के लिए नहीं, संपूर्ण मानवता के लिए है।
इसलिए, इस बार अंतर्राष्ट्रीय योग दिवस की थीम है- Yoga for humanity: PM @narendramodi
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) June 21, 2022
International Day Of Yoga 2022: Top 5 Quotes By PM Modi On The Importance Of Yoga
- Today, yoga is becoming a mutual basis for global cooperation. Today, Yoga is giving the confidence of healthy life to mankind.
- Yoga brings peace to us. The peace from yoga is not merely for individuals. Yoga brings peace to our society. Yoga brings peace to our nations and the world. And, Yoga brings peace to our universe.
- This whole universe starts from our own body and soul. The universe starts from us. And, Yoga makes us conscious of everything within us and builds a sense of awareness.
- No matter how stressful we are, a few minutes of meditation relaxes us and increases our productivity. Therefore, we do not have to take yoga as an extra work.
- We have to know yoga and we also have to live yoga. We have to achieve yoga and we also have to adopt yoga.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today performed yoga at Mysore Palace grounds as part of the eighth edition of the International Day of Yoga. Over 15,000 people participated in the celebrations along with the PM including Karnataka Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, Union Minister for Ayush Sarbananda Sonowal, among other officials.
Going with the overarching theme of the 75 years of India’s independence, the Ministry for Ayush identified 75 heritage and iconic locations for Union Ministers to participate in the Yoga Day celebration.
Prime Minister’s Yoga programme at Mysuru is also part of 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.
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