New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while addressing an event marking the seventh International Yoga Day on Monday morning, said, “Today, when the whole world is combating the coronavirus disease pandemic, yoga remains a ray of hope.”
The Prime Minister also launched a mYoga app that will be available worldwide. “In collaboration with WHO, India has taken another important step. We will be launching the mYoga app which will have yoga training videos in different languages for people across the world. This will help us achieve our ‘One World, One Health’ motto,” he added.
In view of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic, the event this year was a televised one. The theme of the International Yoga Day event this year is ‘Yoga for wellness’.
This is what PM Modi said in his speech today:
-If there are threats to humanity, Yoga often gives us a way of holistic health. Yoga also gives us a happier way of life. I am sure, Yoga will continue playing its preventive, as well as promotive role in healthcare of masses.
-Doctors have used Yoga as armour to treat patients. There are pictures of hospitals, with doctors, nurses teaching Yoga performing breathing exercises like Anulom Vilom Prāṇāyāma. International experts have said that these exercises strengthen the breathing system.
-Today even medical science lays emphasis on the healing process, besides medical treatment. Yoga helps in healing process.
-No country was prepared when the invisible virus of Corona had knocked the world. We all have seen that in such difficult times, yoga has become a great medium of self-confidence.
-For most of the countries of the world, Yoga Day is not their age-old cultural festival. In this difficult time, people are in so much trouble they could easily ignore it. But on the contrary, people’s enthusiasm for yoga has increased, love for yoga has increased.
-Today, when the whole world is fighting the corona pandemic, yoga remains a ray of hope.
-Even though major public events have not been organized in countries around the world and in India for two years, the enthusiasm for Yoga Day has not diminished.
-The ‘Yoga For Wellness’ theme for this InternationalYogaDay has encouraged people even more to perform yoga. I pray that every country, region, and people stay healthy.