International Yoga Day 2021 LIVE Updates: Yoga Remains Ray Of Hope During Covid, Says PM Modi

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International Yoga Day: The event will also include a live yoga demonstration.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation today on the occasion of the 7th International Yoga Day. The lead event of Yoga Day this year will be a televised programme due to the pandemic. All Doordarshan channels are scheduled to telecast the programme from 6:30 am.

PM Modi, in a tweet Sunday, said: “Tomorrow, 21st June, we will mark the 7th Yoga Day. The theme this year is ‘Yoga For Wellness’, which focusses on practising Yoga for physical and mental well-being. At around 6:30 AM tomorrow, will be addressing the Yoga Day programme.”

The event will include a live yoga demonstration (7-7:45 am) followed by messages by 15 spiritual leaders and yoga gurus, according to news agency ANI.

International Yoga Day is celebrated on June 21 every year. The 2021 theme for Yoga Day is “Yoga for Well-Being”, according to the United Nations website.

Here are the Live Updates on International Yoga Day 2021:

PM Modi Announces M-Yoga App
International Yoga Day 2021: “When India proposed International Day of Yoga in the United Nations, it was the spirit behind it to make this yoga science accessible to the whole world. Today, India has taken another important step in this direction along with United Nations, WHO,” says PM Modi. “Now the world is going to get the power of M-Yoga app. In this app, many videos of yoga training will be available in different languages of the world based on Common Yoga Protocol,” he adds.

Yoga Gives Us A Happier Way Of Life: PM Modi
International Yoga Day 2021: “Yoga shows us the way from stress to strength and from negativity to creativity. Yoga takes us from depression to ecstasy and from ecstasy to prasad,” says PM Modi. “If there are threats to humanity, Yoga often gives us a way of holistic health. Yoga also gives us a happier way of life. I am sure, Yoga will continue playing its preventive, as well as promotive role in healthcare of masses,” he adds.

Yoga Helps In Healing Process: PM Modi
International Yoga Day 2021: “Today even medical science lays emphasis on the healing process, besides medical treatment. Yoga helps in healing process,” says Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “Doctors have used Yoga as an 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,” he adds, according to news agency ANI.

People’s Enthusiasm For Yoga Has Increased: PM Modi

International Yoga Day 2021: “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.

As World Fights Covid, Yoga Remains A Ray Of Hope: PM Modi
“Today, when the whole world is fighting the corona pandemic, yoga remains a ray of hope. Even though major public events have not been organised in countries around the world and in India for two years, the enthusiasm for Yoga Day has not diminished,” says PM Modi.

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