Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday, took part in International Day of Yoga celebrations along with 15,000 people at the Mysore Palace Ground on the occasion of 8th International Day of Yoga (IDY). After this, while addressing the people, PM Modi said that today we see yoga has spread out from homes, and reached all across the world. Yoga is not for one person, but for the entire humanity, thus this time the theme for IDY was Yoga for Humanity.
Quoting Indian sages, the Prime Minister said, “Yoga brings peace to us. Peace through yoga is not just for individuals. Yoga brings peace to our society. Yoga brings peace to our nations and the world. Yoga brings peace to our universe.”
The Prime Minister said that the country is celebrating Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav on the 75th year of its independence. This widespread acceptance of IDY is an acknowledgment of India’s spirit that gave energy to India’s freedom struggle, thus mass yoga demonstrations are being organized at 75 prestigious places across the country, which have been witness to India’s glorious history and culture.
Describing the ‘Guardian Yoga Ring’, the Prime Minister said that it is a collaborative exercise between 79 countries and Indian Missions abroad along with United Nations Organizations, which portrays the unifying power of Yoga to transcend national borders. As the sun apparently moves from east to west across the globe, so does the mass yoga performances in countries that are viewed from a single point on Earth. As such, it underlines the concept of ‘one sun, one earth’.
External Affairs Minister did yoga in Purana Qila
External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar participated in a yoga practice program organized at the Purana Qila in New Delhi on the occasion of International Yoga Day-22. In this regard, he tweeted and said, “Participated in the Yoga Day program this morning at Purana Qila, New Delhi along with members of the diplomatic community, international and Indian students, among others. Yoga is needed more than ever for harmony. IDY-2022 shows that it is a uniting force for all of us.
Brazil’s Marcus Vinicius Rojo Rodix Won the Prime Minister’s Yoga Awards 2021
The winners of the Prime Minister’s Yoga Awards 2021 have been announced for their outstanding contribution to the development and promotion of Yoga. The award was awarded at the international individual level to Marcus Vinicius Rojo Rodix of Brazil. At the international organization level, this award went to British Wheel of Yoga of the United Kingdom and at the national level, the award went to the Leh Ladakh Bhikkhu Sanghasena.