Yoga has become a ray of hope when world fights Covid-19, says PM Modi
This year, the theme for the event is “Yoga at Home and Yoga with Family”, in line with global concerns around the Covid-19 pandemic. Yoga Day is being observed in about 190 countries globally.
“The ‘Yoga For Wellness’ theme for this International Yoga Day has encouraged people even more to perform yoga. I pray that every country, region, and people stay healthy,” PM Modi said.
While stressing that Yoga helps in the healing process, PM Modi said doctors have used the ancient practice as an armour to treat patients.
“Today, even medical science lays emphasis on the healing process, besides medical treatment. Yoga helps in the healing process,” he said in a televised address.
“Doctors have used Yoga as armour to treat patients. There are pictures of hospitals, with doctors and nurses teaching Yoga performing breathing exercises like Anulom Vilom Praayama. International experts have said that these exercises strengthen the breathing system,” PM Modi said.
The concept of International Yoga Day was proposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2014 during his speech at the UN General Assembly. The United Nations recognised June 21 as the International Day of Yoga in 2014. Since then, the day has evolved into a mass movement for health around the world.
In his nearly 30-minute address, the prime minister also announced an M-Yoga app, which will have Yoga training videos in different languages for people across the world.
“In collaboration with WHO, India has taken another important step. Now there will be M-Yoga app. This will help us in our ‘One World, One Health’ motto,” PM Modi said.rime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said Yoga had become a ray of hope at a time when the entire world was battling the Covid-19 pandemic, which has led to more than 4 million deaths and infected 178 million people.
Addressing the 7th annual International Yoga Day programme, PM Modi said, “Today, when the entire world is fighting against the Covid-19 pandemic, Yoga has become a ray of hope. For two years now, no public event has been organised in India or the world, but enthusiasm for Yoga has not gone down.”