Yoga is a great medium of self-confidence and a ray of hope as India and the world fights pandemic, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi while marking the seventh International Yoga Day.
“Today, when the whole world is fighting the corona pandemic, yoga remains a ray of hope. ….Even though major public events have not been organized in countries around the world and in India for two years, the enthusiasm for Yoga Day has not diminished,” PM Modi said.
Underlining “preventive as well as promotive role in the healthcare of masses,” Mr Modi, who proposed the International Day of Yoga in his maiden address to the UN in September 2014, Mr Modi said: “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 the healthcare of the masses.”
PM Modi also launched a mYoga app that will be available worldwide. “In collaboration with WHO, India has taken another important step. We will be launching the mYoga app which will have yoga training videos in different languages for people across the world. This will help us achieve our ‘One World, One Health’ motto,” he added.
“When I talk to frontline warriors and doctors, they tell me that they’ve made Yoga a shield for protection against the virus. They’ve used Yoga not just for safeguarding themselves, but also patients. Today even medical science lays emphasis on the healing process, besides medical treatment. Yoga helps in healing process,” said PM Modi.
Celebrations will be held virtually this year due to restrictions imposed by the pandemic.
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