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Yoga, a ray of hope in times of Covid: PM Modi in speech at the 7th International Yoga Day | India News


NEW DELHI: Yoga will be a ray of hope as the world battles the Covid-19 pandemic, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in his speech on the seventh International Yoga Day.
He said yoga has been armor for doctors treating Covid patients, as certain asanas improve the respiratory system and resist infection. It also empowered people from within, which helped fight the disease, Modi said.
June 21 is celebrated as International Yoga Day since 2015, after its beginning in the United Nations General Assembly.
This year’s event was a departure from the large scale of celebrations globally, due to the pandemic situation. This year’s theme was “Yoga for Well-being”.
“This year’s ‘Yoga for Wellness’ theme has encouraged people even more to practice yoga. I pray that all countries, regions and people stay healthy,” he said, adding that the pandemic has not dampened enthusiasm. for yoga around the world.
He also announced that, in collaboration with WHO, an M-Yoga app will be launched that will have yoga training videos in different languages ​​for people around the world. “This will help us in our motto ‘One world, one health’,” he said. “Yoga takes us from stress to strength and from negativity to creativity.”
The Prime Minister highlighted the need to bring yoga to all corners of the world and the need to merge modern technology and ancient scientific knowledge such as yoga. Yoga will play a preventive and positive role in health care for the masses, Modi said.
In December 2014, India presented the draft resolution at the United Nations General Assembly to mark June 21 as International Yoga Day. It received wide support, with 177 nations cosponsoring the resolution.

Times of India