Chandigarh: PM Narendra Modi, who joined the mass demonstration being held in Chandigarh to celebrate the International Day of Yoga, said on Tuesday that Yoga is no religious activity and people must embrace it for better mental and physical health.
Addressing some 30,000 yoga enthusiasts at the Capitol Complex, Modi also said that the UN-declared International Day of Yoga had become the biggest global mass movement. Approximately 30,000 people were part of the event that is being celebrated for the second year in a row.
In his address, PM Modi advocated for popularisation of the practice across the world and desired for more Yoga teachers to be produced from India. He also announced two awards for the Yoga Day celebrations next year, one at the national level and the other at the international level.
Here are top ten quotes made by PM Modi as part of his address:-
- We did not have health insurance in olden times. But Yoga is a practice which gives health ‘assurance’ with zero spending
-Yoga is not about what one will get, it is about what one can give up.
-Yoga is also turning into a profession and is providing employment to many.
-There are countries around the world which have 24 hours dedicated TV channels for Yoga.
-Eminent gynaecologists suggest pregnant women to practice Yoga as it helps them stay healthy.
-We are disconnected from ourselves in today’s times. Therefore, Yoga helps us in reconnecting with ourselves.
-I announce two awards for Yoga Day celebrations next year. One award his for those who are doing good work in the field of Yoga on international level and other for national level.
-Let Yoga be popularised across the world. Let yoga teachers be produced from India.
-Yoga is not just about getting rid of diseases (ailments) but it is a guarantee of wellness.
-The way mobile phone has become a part of life, you can make Yoga a part of your life too.