‘Yoga Unites Not Divides’: PM Modi Leads Yoga Day Celebrations

“From Dehradun to Dublin, Shanghai to Chicago, Jakarta to Johannesburg, yoga is everywhere,” Modi said.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi called yoga a unifying force while addressing a crowd of 50,000 individuals on a Yoga Day event at Dehradun. Marking the fourth International Yoga Day at Dehradun’s Forest Research Institute (FRI), Modi said, “Instead of dividing, yoga unites. Instead of furthering animosity, yoga assimilates. Instead of increasing suffering, yoga heals.”

The prime minister also reiterated the global reach of yoga. “From Dehradun to Dublin, Shanghai to Chicago, Jakarta to Johannesburg, yoga is everywhere,” he said. He said that yoga has been embraced by the world and glimpses of the same can be seen in how International Yoga Day is being marked the world over. He called yoga “one of the biggest mass movements” for health and well-being.

Yoga day has become one of the biggest mass movements in the quest for good health and well-being.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi 

Linking yoga to health and wellness, the prime minister talked about the benefits of its practice and described it as the “perfect solution for the problems we face, whether as an individual or in society”. He added that yoga is enriching the lives of millions around the globe.

Instead of dividing, yoga unites. Instead of further animosity, yoga assimilates. Instead of increasing suffering, yoga heals.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had first proposed the idea for International Yoga Day in his address to the United Nations General Assembly in 2014. In 2015, the United Nations unanimously adopted 21 June as International Yoga Day. Since then, the day has been celebrated by thousands of people across the world.

Text: PTI

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