International Yoga Day LIVE: Yoga a ray of hope during pandemic, says Modi

PM Narendra Modi addresses nation on International Yoga Day 2021
International Yoga Day 2021: On the occasion of the seventh International Day of Yoga (IDY 2021) today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation today. The theme of the International Yoga Day event this year is 'Yoga for wellness', a motto aligned to the current pre-occupations.

Yoga Day will be observed in as many as 190 countries around the world, according to reports, and Missions of India abroad will be coordinating various activities with the administrations in the respective countries for the run-up to the event.

The first International Yoga Day was observed on June 21, 2015 after the United Nations approved a resolution to devote a day to focus on the invaluable benefits of this holistic wellness system -- a gift of Indian tradition to humanity.

Earlier, the incumbent Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, had insisted upon the global community in a speech delivered at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on September 27, 2014 that an International Yoga Day should be adopted to promote awareness about the benefits of yoga across the world.


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Yoga helps improve respiratory health, immunity post Covid: Experts

Yoga has long been known as a holistic medium to achieve health and wellbeing. The Covid-19 pandemic has further put the spotlight on the myriad benefits of yoga.
 
On the occasion of International Day of Yoga on Monday, experts said that practising yoga can boost respiratory health and immunity post Covid.
 
It has been observed that nearly 10 per cent of people diagnosed with Covid-19 experience prolonged symptoms, including breathing trouble, headaches, blood clots, nausea, fatigue and muscle pain which may last for weeks, months, possibly years even after recovery.

Yoga originated in Nepal, not in India, claims PM K P Sharma Oli

As the world celebrates International Yoga Day on Monday, Nepal Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli claimed that yoga originated in his country, not India. Oli also repeated his controversial claim that Lord Rama was born in Nepal.
 
"Much before the existence of India as a nation, yoga was and has been practiced in Nepal," Oli said in his address on the International Yoga Day.
 
"Yoga did not originate in India. When yoga was discovered, India was not constituted. There was no country like India because there were several fringe states when yoga came into practice in Nepal. So Yoga originated in Nepal or around Uttarakhand...," he added. "We never gave credit to our sages who discovered yoga... we always talked about this or that professors and their contributions.

Yoga eliminates all diseases; should be popularised even more: Nitin Gadkari

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday said yoga should be popularised and practised even more as it eliminates all diseases and discomforts from lives of people.
 
Addressing a webinar on the 7th International Yoga Day, Gadkari noted that yoga is a science that has unending benefits, a statement from the Ministry of Road, Transport and Highways said.
 
He also pointed out that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made yoga a global practice and initiated a special global day to make people aware of benefits and significance of yoga.

Delhi Police organises special yoga sessions for its personnel

The Delhi Police on Monday organised special yoga sessions for its personnel deployed across various units on the occasion of seventh International Yoga Day. Delhi Police Commissioner SN Shrivastava posted pictures of him and his wife performing different 'asanas'.
 
"I did my daily Yoga today morning at home. My wife too joined me to observe the 'Yoga Day'," he tweeted from his official Twitter handle.
 
A special yoga session was carried out at the Singhu border where personnel from the Delhi Police and Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) units deployed performed various yogic postures, a senior police officer said.

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan wants secular nature of yoga to be retained

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday termed Yoga as a 'form of healthcare' and said if it is confinedwithin the frames of any religion, a vast majority of the society would be denied its benefits.
 
Modern Yoga is not something that should be seen in connection with spirituality or any particular religion, the Marxist veteran said in his video message to mark the seventh International Yoga Day.
 
Stating that Yoga is beneficial for both the physical and mental well-being of people, he urged people to make the ancient practise part of their daily routine. READ MORE...

Yoga included in govt school curriculum from Classes 1 to 10 in Haryana: CM Khattar

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Monday said that yoga has been included in school curriculum for classes 1 to 10 from the current academic session.
 
He was addressing an event here on the occasion of the International Yoga Day.
 
"...We have included yoga in school curriculum from this year for Classes 1 to 10 so that children make it a part of their daily lives," Khattar said. "Like we need oxygen, food and water, likewise, to keep the body healthy yoga has its own importance. To inculcate the habit of practising yoga and to make it a part of students' lives since childhood, we have decided to include it in school curriculum from this year," he added.

On International Yoga Day, Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath describes yoga as an invaluable gift

On International Yoga Day, Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath describes yoga as an invaluable gift, which keeps both body and mind healthy and asks people to make it a part of their lives

Om chant doesn't make yoga more powerful, says Abhishek Manu Sighvi

Chanting Om will neither make yoga more powerful nor will the power of yoga be reduced by saying Allah, says Congress leader Abhishek Manu Sighvi
 

We have to ensure mass vaccination, says MP chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan

On one hand we're strengthening healthcare infrastructure & conducting maximum testing, and on the other hand we have to ensure mass vaccination: Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan on free Covid-19 vaccination for all adults from today

PM had announced that from June 21 people who are 18 yrs of age & above will be vaccinated free of cost: Shah

PM had made an important decision that from June 21 people who are 18 yrs of age & above will be vaccinated free of cost by Central Govt & the process of vaccination will be sped up.
 

Yoga helped many in tackling Covid-19 crisis: Goa CM

Yoga is India's invaluable gift to the world and it has helped several people deal with the Covid-19 crisis, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said while greeting people on the occasion of the International Yoga Day on Monday.
 
The CM participated in a programme at the Aguada Fort in North Goa district in the morning and performed yoga exercises along with others as part of the event.
 
In a Twitter post, he said yoga is the "key for a healthy life".
 

Yoga can improve both physical & mental health during Covid, says Indian envoy as US celebrates Yoga Day

Yoga has the potential to provide both health and happiness by improving the physical and mental wellbeing of the people, especially given the impact of the global pandemic, India's top diplomat in the US has said, kicking off the 7th International Yoga Day celebrations in the country.

Coronavirus in India: Latest update by MoHFW

Summary of MoHFW data (June 21)
Active cases: 702,887 (Net reduction: 26,356)
Deaths: 388,135 (Net increase: 1,422)
Cured: 28,844,199 (Net increase: 78,190)
Total cases: 29,935,221 (Net increase: 53,256)
Total vaccination: 280,036,898 (Increase over previous day: 3,039,996)

ITBP personnel perform yoga near Galwan, Ladakh today

President Ram Nath Kovind performs yoga at Rashtrapati Bhavan


ITBP personnel perform Yoga at an altitude of 18,000 ft in Ladakh

Arunachal Pradesh: ITBP (Indo-Tibetan Border Police) personnel perform yoga, with horses


I am sure yoga will continue to play preventive & promotive role in healthcare of masses: PM Narendra Modi

I am sure yoga will continue to play preventive & promotive role in healthcare of masses: PM Narendra Modi

Doctors have used Yoga as armour to treat patients: PM Modi

Doctors have used Yoga as armour to treat patients. There are pictures of hospitals, with doctors, nurses teaching Yoga performing breathing exercises like Anulom Vilom Prāṇāyāma. International experts have said that these exercises strengthen the breathing system: PM Modi

International Yoga Day 2021: Today, even medical science lays emphasis on the healing process, says PM Modi

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

Enthusiasm for yoga has increased: PM Modi on IYD

"For most of the countries of the world, Yoga Day is not their age-old cultural festival. In this difficult time, people in so much trouble could forget it, ignore it. But on the contrary, people's enthusiasm for yoga has increased, love for yoga has increased," says PM Modi.
 
"When the invisible coronavirus had knocked the world, then no country was prepared for it, by means, by strength and by mental state. We all have seen that in such difficult times, yoga has become a great medium of self-confidence," he adds.

Yoga has become a ray of hope, says PM Modi on International Yoga Day

Today, when the entire world is fighting against 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: PM Narendra Modi
 

Yoga has helped Covid patients recover faster, says PM Modi

Yoga has helped Covid patients recover faster, says PM Modi

India faced a medical oxygen crisis in the second wave of infections but it responded rapidly: PM on Yoga Day

India faced a medical oxygen crisis in the second wave of infections but it responded rapidly: PM Modi
 

My sympathies for people who have lost their dear ones in the coronavirus: PM Modi on International Yoga Day

My sympathies for people who have lost their dear ones in the coronavirus. It is the world’s worst pandemic in a 100 years: PM Narendra Modi on International Yoga Day
 

Yoga Guru Ramdev along with Acharya Balkrishna performs yoga at Niramayam Yoggram Village in Haridwar


Yoga Day 2021: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan performs Yoga at his residence in Delhi


International Yoga Day 2021: CBIC urges all to embrace yoga to stay healthy

International Yoga Day: Brief history


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