ADVERTISEMENT

‘Yoga a Ray of Hope When Entire World Fights COVID-19’: PM Modi

In his address on International Yoga Day, PM Narendra Modi announced an M-Yoga app in collaboration with the WHO. 

Updated
India
2 min read
‘Yoga a Ray of Hope When Entire World Fights COVID-19’: PM Modi
i

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.

ADVERTISEMENT

"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.

Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) practicing yoga in the Himalayas.

(Photo Courtesy: Twitter/ITBP_official)

Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) practicing yoga in Ladakh.

(Photo Courtesy: Twitter/ITBP_official)

Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) practicing yoga in the Sarhan.

(Photo Courtesy: Twitter/ITBP_official)

President Ram Nath Kovind practicing yoga outside Rashtrapati Bhavan.

(Photo Courtesy: Twitter/ President of India)

Minister of Road Transport & Highways Nitin Gadkari on the occasion of International Yoga Day.

(Photo Courtesy: Twitter/ Nitin Gadkari)

(With inputs from PTI and ANI.)

(At The Quint, we are answerable only to our audience. Play an active role in shaping our journalism by becoming a member. Because the truth is worth it.)

Read and Breaking News at the Quint, browse for more from news and india

ADVERTISEMENT
Published: 
Speaking truth to power requires allies like you.
Become a Quint Insider
25
100
200

or more

PREMIUM

3 months
12 months
12 months
Check Insider Benefits
ADVERTISEMENT
Stay Updated

Subscribe To Our Daily Newsletter And Get News Delivered Straight To Your Inbox.

Join over 120,000 subscribers!
ADVERTISEMENT
×
×