International Yoga Day 2017

Jerome Frank
June 28, 2017

Chief Minister N Biren stated that it is the contribution and achievement of Prime Minister Narendra Modi that Yoga which spreads the message of peace and prosperity has been popularised across the world. "The practice, which connects body, mind and soul, has played a big role in binding the world too", he said.

Recalling as to how the United Nations gave its nod for the International Day of Yoga three years back, he said there might not be any country where yoga-related programmes are not held or attraction or awareness towards it has not grown.

In the presence of officials of Guinness World Record, Baba Ramdev conducted record breaking mega yoga performance at the GMDC ground. In addition to fitness, wellness is important, the Prime Minister said, adding that Yoga is a medium to achieve wellness. Fifty or sixty minutes should be enough to bring harmony to the body, mind and intellect.

Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and cabinet ministers were also be present at the event. "If 1.25 billion Indians and people around the world can attain this state of well-being, then humankind can also tide over problems born out of human thoughts", he said.

"Earlier, Yoga was only restricted to saints and seers in the Himalayan mountains".

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"This is the third International Yoga Day and we have basically an amalgam, a mix of all different yoga schools here in one place", said volunteer Yuav Yenen.

"Regular yoga practice leads to a better mental, physical and intellectual health".

Despite heavy rains the mass yoga sessions organised by AYUSH department witnessed tremendous participation from yoga practitioners, youth, students and elderly.

"Its inclusion as World Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO underlines its global significance, benefits for the entire humanity and growing reach", Swaraj said while addressing a gathering of diplomats at Pravasi Bhartiya Kendra here on the occasion of 3rd International Day of Yoga.

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