Yoga remains a ray of hope today when the entire world is fighting against the COVID-19 pandemic, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday, 21 June, in an address on the International Day of Yoga.
"Yoga shows us the road from stress to strength and from negativity to creativity," he added.
“For two years now, no public event has been organised in India or the world but enthusiasm for Yoga has not gone down... In these difficult times, people could have forgotten, ignored yoga... Instead their love and enthusiasm for it have increased.”PM Narendra Modi, as quoted by ANI
The Prime Minister advocated the practice of yoga for holistic health and happiness.
Emphasising how performing yoga leads one from stress to strength and from negativity to creativity, the PM pointed towards its preventive and promotive role in the healthcare of the masses.
"Today even medical science lays emphasis on the healing process, besides medical treatment. Yoga helps in the healing process," he was further quoted as saying.
"When COVID emerged, no country was prepared. At this time yoga became a source of inner strength. Yoga helps in self-discipline, it inculcated faith in people that they could fight this virus. Frontline warriors told me that they made yoga a tool in fighting the virus," the Prime Minister asserted.
He also announced an M-Yoga app in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO), which will have training videos in different languages for people across the world. "This will help us in our 'One World, One Health' motto."
Yoga Day From Ladakh
The Indo-Tibetan Border Police has shared stunning visuals of its personnel practicing yoga from the heights of Ladakh and Galwan.
Several notables, including actress President Ram Nath Kovind and Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, have also taken to Twitter to share their pictures and thoughts on the occasion of International Yoga Day.
(With inputs from PTI and ANI.)