Yoga enhances our quest for a healthier planet, says PM Modi on International Yoga Day

International Yoga Day 2020 | PM Narendra Modi, President Ram Nath Kovind

While the nation is celebrating the International Yoga Day on Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that “Yoga enhances our quest for a healthier planet. It has emerged as a force for unity and deepens the bonds of humanity. It does not discriminate, it goes beyond race, colour, gender, faith and descent.”

He further said that the world is realising the need for Yoga, even more, today due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. “If our immunity is strong then it helps in fighting against the disease. There are Yoga practices that boost our immunity and improve metabolism,” he said.

Meanwhile, President Ram Nath Kovind said that “Greetings on International Yoga Day. The ancient science of Yoga is India’s great gift to the world. Glad to see more and more people adopting it. Amid stress and strife, especially with Covid-19, practicing Yoga can help keep the body fit and mind serene.”

Delhi_ President Ram Nath Kovind performs yoga on International Yoga Day
Jammu & Kashmir_ CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force) perform yoga in Jammu, on International Yoga Day

Similarly, Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal said that “Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic, it is imperative we build health by creating immunity. On 6th International Day of Yoga, I urge all citizens to devote some time to practising yoga daily for self-transformation.”

Ladakh: ITBP (Indo-Tibetan Border Police) personnel perform yoga at an altitude of 18000 feet, in sub-zero temperatures, on International Yoga Day

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Uttarakhand: ITBP (Indo-Tibetan Border Police) personnel, deployed at India-China border, perform yoga at an altitude of 14000 feet at Vasudhara glacier near Badrinath on International Yoga Day

Likewise, Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal said in a tweet: “This International Yoga Day, let us initiate action towards creating wellbeing via ancient methods propagated by our sages. Yoga is a great stress buster that the whole world could do within the current crisis.”

-PTC News