New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday performed Yoga asanas on the occasion of 8th International Yoga Day, celebrated across the world. He arrived at Karnataka’s Mysuru Palace Ground earlier this morning. Several union ministers and BJP leaders like Sarbananda Sonowal, Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai and others were also present.
Ahead of performing Yoga, he addressed the people who had assembled at the Mysuru Palace. Highlighting the importance of Yoga, he said, “This whole universe starts from our own body and soul. The universe starts from us”. “And, Yoga makes us conscious of everything within us and builds a sense of awareness”. “Yoga brings peace for us. The peace from yoga is not merely for individuals. Yoga brings peace to our society. Yoga brings peace to our nations and the world. And, Yoga brings peace to our universe”, the Prime Minister said.
Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, Union AYUSH Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Mysuru royal scion Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar and “Rajmata” Pramoda Devi, were among those present.
Since 2015, the International Day of Yoga is celebrated worldwide on 21st June every year. The theme for this year’s Yoga day is “Yoga for Humanity”.