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International Yoga Day 2023: President Of India Urges Everyone To Adopt Yoga In Daily Lives

International Day of Yoga 2023: President of India Droupadi Murmu says, “Yoga is one of our civilisation’s great accomplishments, and India’s great gift to the rest of the world”

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International Yoga Day 2023: President Of India Urges Everyone To Adopt Yoga In Daily Lives
On International Day of Yoga, President of India Droupadi Murmu performs yoga at Rashtrapati Bhavan

New Delhi: The world is celebrating 9th International Day of Yoga today with the theme of “Yoga for Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam”. Joining the yoga day celebrations, President of India Droupadi Murmu performed yoga at Rashtrapati Bhavan in the morning. President Murmu took to social media to greet everyone on the occasion of International Day of Yoga and shared her pictures practising the ancient art of yoga. She captioned them as,

Yoga is one of our civilisation’s great accomplishments, and India’s great gift to the rest of the world.

Further sharing the benefits of Yoga, the President stated,

Yoga brings together the body and the mind and it is a holistic approach to life. Yoga helps us all to be in a better position to meet the increasing challenges around us.

Preisdent Murmu urged everyone to “adopt yoga in their daily lives and experience its transformative power.”

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International Day of Yoga is India’s gift to the world. PM Modi first proposed the draft resolution establishing the International Day of Yoga. In his address, during the opening of the 69th session of the General Assembly in 2014, PM Modi said,

Yoga is an invaluable gift from our ancient tradition. Yoga embodies unity of mind and body, thought and action … a holistic approach [that] is valuable to our health and our well-being. Yoga is not just about exercise; it is a way to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and the nature.

The United Nations (UN) describes Yoga as an ancient physical, mental and spiritual practice that originated in India. The word ‘yoga’ derives from Sanskrit and means to join or to unite, symbolising the union of body and consciousness. Today it is practiced in various forms around the world and continues to grow in popularity.

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