Yoga is becoming a way of life: Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, June 21

The eighth edition of International Yoga Day was celebrated with enthusiasm across the country today and Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself displayed his yoga skills at an event in Mysore, Karnataka.

Disabled and orphaned children, transgenders, HIV-positive people and ASHA workers were among those who participated in the 45-minute yoga session with Modi at the Mysore Palace Ground. Karnataka Governor Thaawar Chand Gehlot, CM Basavaraj Bommai and Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal were also among those who attended the event. The Prime Minister said that Yoga has started playing an important role in shaping global health programmes. Yoga brings peace to our universe and gives humanity the hope of a healthy life. The day has now become a global festival. Instead of just individual betterment, yoga is now being used for the betterment of the entire humanity. This time the theme of Yoga Day was ‘Yoga for Humanity’.

The Prime Minister thanked the United Nations and the international community for adopting the theme.

UNGA President: The power of yoga is the power of unity

  • The power of yoga is the power of unity for a prosperous future, UN General Assembly President Abdullah Shahid has said
  • Shahid was addressing a special commemorative event organized by the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations

event interrupted in maldives

  • Crowds stormed and disrupted International Yoga Day celebrations in Maldivian capital Male on Tuesday
  • The incident could not calm the spirits as the session soon resumed and completed successfully
Posture Perfect: ITBP ‘Himveer’ participating in a yoga session at an altitude of 15,000 feet in Uttarakhand on Tuesday. PTI