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PM Modi to participate in International Yoga Day event in Srinagar

June 19, 2024 12:28 PM IST

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lead the main International Yoga Day event in Srinagar on June 21, as India gears up to celebrate the ancient practice of yoga on a global scale. This year’s theme, “Yoga for Self and Society,” highlights the importance of incorporating yoga into every aspect of life for individual and community well-being.

Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha, Secretary of the Ministry of Ayush, announced that the main celebration would take place in Srinagar, with the Prime Minister’s participation. Additionally, the Jammu and Kashmir government is organizing yoga events simultaneously at all district headquarters.

“The special thing is this year all the offices of the government of India is celebrating (Yoga). All state governments are celebrating. Everywhere it is being celebrated,” Kotecha said, emphasizing the widespread adoption of the ancient Indian practice.

Yoga, an ancient physical, mental, and spiritual practice originating in India, symbolizes the union of body and consciousness. Since 2015, the International Day of Yoga has been celebrated annually on June 21, following its adoption by the United Nations in 2014.

Ahead of the International Yoga Day, Prime Minister Modi called upon people to reiterate their commitment to making yoga an integral part of their lives.

“As Yoga Day approaches, I am sharing a set of videos that will offer guidance on various Asanas and their benefits. I hope this inspires you all to practice Yoga regularly,” the Prime Minister posted on X.

He also asked people to encourage others to make it a part of theirs.

“As we approach this year’s Yoga Day, it is essential to reiterate our commitment to making Yoga an integral part of our lives and also encouraging others to make it a part of theirs. Yoga offers a sanctuary of calm, enabling us to navigate life’s challenges with calm and fortitude,” PM Modi said.

“In ten days from now, the world will mark the 10th International Day of Yoga, celebrating a timeless practice that celebrates oneness and harmony. Yoga has transcended cultural and geographical boundaries, uniting millions across the globe in the pursuit of holistic well-being,” he added in a subsequent post.

(Inputs from ANI)

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