Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said yoga remains a "ray of hope" as the world fights the coronavirus pandemic and asserted that in these difficult times it has become a source of inner strength."When Covid emerged, no country was prepared. At this time yoga became a source of inner strength. Yoga helps in self-discipline, it inculcated faith in people that they could fight this virus. Frontline warriors told me that they made yoga a tool in fighting the virus," PM Modi, who was dressed in an orange kurta, said.
PM Modi also said that in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) India will launch the M-Yoga application, which will have many videos of yoga training based on Common Yoga Protocol available in different languages of the world.
This will help us in making the ''One World, One Health'' motto successful, he said.
International Yoga Day is celebrated on June 21 every year. The 2021 theme for Yoga Day is "Yoga for Well-Being", according to the United Nations website.
Here are the Highlights on International Yoga Day 2021:
Indian High Commission in Colombo on Monday expressed gratitude to Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and his wife Shiranthi Rajapaksa for sharing a glimpse of yoga sessions on seventh International Day of Yoga (IDY 2021).
In a photograph shared by the commission, Mahinda Rajapaksa along with his wife Shiranthi Rajapaksa seen performing a Yoga session.
The event started with the lighting of a lamp, ANI reported.
Nepal: Embassy of India, Kathmandu organized a virtual session of Yoga to mark the 7th #InternationalDayOfYoga at Swami Vivekanand Culture Centre.- ANI (@ANI) June 21, 2021
The theme this year amidst #COVID19 was 'Be With Yoga Be At Home' encouraging people to practice Yoga for wellness at home. pic.twitter.com/N8jrb9G28D
After performing Yoga at Maharaja Agrasen Park in New Delhi, Mr Vardhan said, "Relevance of Yoga has increased during COVID-19. Yoga has helped us to maintain our physical and mental health. We should make Yoga or other physical activities a part of our daily life. These will help us to increase our immunity against coronavirus."
Yoga became a source of inner strength among people amid the Covid pandemic and inculcated faith in them that they could fight the virus, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today."
International Yoga Day 2021: "When India proposed International Day of Yoga in the United Nations, it was the spirit behind it to make this yoga science accessible to the whole world. Today, India has taken another important step in this direction along with United Nations, WHO," says PM Modi. "Now the world is going to get the power of M-Yoga app. In this app, many videos of yoga training will be available in different languages of the world based on Common Yoga Protocol," he adds.
International Yoga Day 2021: "Yoga shows us the way from stress to strength and from negativity to creativity. Yoga takes us from depression to ecstasy and from ecstasy to prasad," says PM Modi. "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," he adds.
International Yoga Day 2021: "Today even medical science lays emphasis on the healing process, besides medical treatment. Yoga helps in healing process," says Prime Minister Narendra Modi. "Doctors have used Yoga as an 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," he adds, according to news agency ANI.
"Today, when the whole world is fighting the corona pandemic, yoga remains a ray of hope. Even though major public events have not been organised in countries around the world and in India for two years, the enthusiasm for Yoga Day has not diminished," says PM Modi.