We should make Yoga, other physical activities a part of our daily lives, says Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan

The world is celebrating International Yoga Day today (June 21). On this occasion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the 7th International Yoga Day programme in the morning. 

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Monday, June 21, 2021 - 23:23
Harsh Vardhan performing Yoga

New Delhi: Hello and welcome to Zee News live blog as the world celebrates International Yoga Day on Monday (June 21, 2021). On this occasion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the 7th International Yoga Day programme. 

The theme this year is 'Yoga For Wellness', which, the Prime Minister said focuses on practising Yoga for physical and mental well-being

He expressed that Yoga shows us the way from stress to strength. PM Modi said that Yoga tells us that so many problems might be out there, but we've infinite solutions within ourselves.

In other news, the Supreme Court will be taking a final call on the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class 12 evaluation criteria today, which was released a week ago. The CBSE had submitted the much-sought Class 12 evaluation criteria to the apex court on June 17.

Meanwhile, India saw its lowest one-day rise in the COVID-19 cases in 88 days with 53,256 new infections.

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21 June 2021, 13:14 PM

7th International Day of Yoga celebrated in Sri Lanka. The Sri Lankan Prime Minister, Mahinda Rajapaksa also performed Yoga.

21 June 2021, 11:52 AM

International Day of Yoga: The sole carrier in this pandemic is the human being. If we as human beings become conscious and bring Yoga into everyone’s life, stopping the pandemic in its tracks is very much in our hands, Sadhguru tweets. 

21 June 2021, 09:53 AM

Delhi: 24 fire tenders have been involved in fighting operations at a shoe factory in Udyog Nagar where a fire broke out this morning. So far, no casualties have been reported.

21 June 2021, 08:21 AM

Ladakh: ITBP personnel practising Yoga at 18,000 feet amidst snow conditions around.

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21 June 2021, 08:19 AM

Delhi: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu performs Yoga at his residence in the national capital. He was joined by his wife Usha. "I appeal to people to make Yoga a part of your daily life," said Naidu.

21 June 2021, 08:18 AM

Delhi: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan says that the 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 lives. These will help us to increase our immunity against coronavirus," he said.  

21 June 2021, 07:01 AM

PM Modi: In collaboration with the WHO, India has taken another important step. Now there will be M-Yoga app, which will have yoga training videos in different languages for people across the world. This will help us in our 'One World, One Health' motto.

 

21 June 2021, 06:59 AM

PM Modi: Yoga tells us that so many problems might be out there, but we've infinite solutions within ourselves. We're the biggest source of energy in the universe.

21 June 2021, 06:56 AM

PM Modi: The great Tamil saint Sri Thiruvalluvar ji said that if there is any disease, then go to its root, find out what is the cause of the disease and then start its treatment. This is what Yoga teaches us.

21 June 2021, 06:54 AM

PM Modi: When I talk to the frontline warriors and doctors, they tell me that they've made Yoga 'a shield for protection against COVID-19'. They've used Yoga not just for safeguarding themselves, but also patients.

21 June 2021, 06:53 AM

PM Modi: Yoga shows us the way from 'stress to strength' and from 'negativity to creativity'.

 

21 June 2021, 06:50 AM

PM Narendra Modi: Today even medical science lays emphasis on the healing process, besides medical treatment. Yoga helps in the healing process.

21 June 2021, 06:49 AM

PM Modi: Through Yoga and exercise (Vyayam), we attain a long and healthy life.

21 June 2021, 06:47 AM

PM Modi: The ‘Yoga For Wellness’ theme for this International Yoga Day has encouraged people even more to perform yoga. I pray that every country, region, and people stay healthy.

21 June 2021, 06:47 AM

PM Narendra Modi: Today when the entire world is fighting against the COVID-19 pandemic, Yoga has become a ray of hope. For two years now, no public event has been organised in India or the world but enthusiasm for Yoga has not gone down.

21 June 2021, 06:42 AM

PM Narendra Modi begins his address at the Yoga Day programme, calls Yoga 'a ray of hope' amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

21 June 2021, 06:39 AM

Rome (Italy): People also gathered in the Italian capital Rome to perform yoga.

21 June 2021, 06:35 AM

Indian Army also celebrated International Yoga Day at the Line of Control (LoC). 

21 June 2021, 06:31 AM

Moscow (Russia): The 7th International Day of Yoga being celebrated at the Indian Embassy in the Russian capital.

21 June 2021, 06:27 AM

Delhi: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan performing Yoga at his residence in the national capital.

21 June 2021, 06:24 AM

History of International Yoga Day: The International Yoga Day has been celebrated annually on June 21 since 2015, following its inception in the United Nations General Assembly in 2014. It was proposed by PM Narendra Modi in his speech at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in September 27 2014.

21 June 2021, 06:21 AM

New York (United State): Consulate General of India, New York partnered with the Times Square Alliance to host the International Yoga celebrations in Times Square on Sunday. Over 3,000 people attended the day-long event which was themed 'Solstice'.

21 June 2021, 06:15 AM

Haridwar, Uttarakhand: Yog Guru Swami Ramdev performing yoga at the Niramayam Yoggram Village along with Acharya Balkrishna.

21 June 2021, 06:10 AM

Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is going to address a Yoga Day programme shortly.

21 June 2021, 06:07 AM

Hello and welcome to Zee News live blog as the world celebrates the 7th International Yoga Day today (June 21). This year's theme is 'Yoga For Wellness', which focuses on practising Yoga for physical and mental well-being.