International Yoga Day: 'From Dehradun to Dublin, Shanghai to Chicago, yoga's everywhere', says PM Narendra Modi
This "biggest mass moment" that is yoga, has shown the world the path from ill health to well-being, said Modi
As well, this "ancient yet modern" discipline gives hope for the future of humankind, he said
Even as the PM spoke, people were celebrating the day with mass yoga performances everywhere
EW DELHI: "From Dehradun to Dublin, from Shanghai to Chicago, from Jakarta to Johannesburg, yoga is everywhere," declared Prime Minister Narendra Modi today on the occasion of the 4th International Yoga Day.
Even as the PM spoke, people were celebrating the day with mass yoga performances everywhere, from beaches to mountain tops - even at 19,000 feet above sea level in the Himalayas like the ITBP 'Himveers' in Ladakh. Not just India, countries around the world are celebrating today as International Yoga Day. And that, said the PM, is a matter of pride for the country.
"It's a proud moment for everyone that today, wherever in the world the sun rises people welcome its warmth and brightness with yoga. From Dehradun to Dublin, Shanghai to Chicago, and Jakarta to Johannesburg, yoga is everywhere," said PM Modi, at a yoga event at picturesque Dehradun's Forest Research Institute.
This "biggest mass moment" has shown the world the path from ill health to well-being, said Modi. As well, this "ancient yet modern" discipline gives hope for the future of humankind, he said.
Yoga is beautiful because it is ancient yet modern, it is constant yet evolving.
"Instead of dividing, yoga unites. Instead of furthering animosity, yoga assimilates. Instead of increasing suffering, yoga heals," said Modi, explaining how the discipline can lead to a calm, creative and content life.
The way to lead a calm, creative & content life is Yoga. It can show the way in defeating tensions and mindless anxiety
Along with the Prime Minister, around 50,000 yoga enthusiasts kick-started International Yoga Day celebrations in Dehradun.
The first International Yoga Day was observed all over the world on June 21, 2015, when more than 30,000 people, including PM Modi, performed yoga asanas at Rajpath in New Delhi.
The idea of International Yoga Day was first proposed by the PM during his speech at the United Nations General Assembly on September 27, 2014. He also suggested June 21 be observed as International Yoga Day all over the world, as it is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and has special significance in many parts of the world.
As PM Modi reminded the country today, "the proposal for yoga at the UN was supported in one voice by a majority of countries."
My India-3 hours ago
Today Yoga Day.
Next yr " You Go Day ".
Bye bye in 2019. Sell pakodas after that. Dont forget Chai.
Shekhar-3 hours ago
It is so heart warming to see Prime Minister of a Country leading by example. Fit India!
Mahendra Sing Rajput Jr-3 hours ago
Well done PM. You deserve commendation for leading the world with one mind by means of yoga.
Vishal-3 hours ago
Love Modi .. his conviction is despised by many but an elephant does not change his path due to trivial minis!
Pehle Baap Bol-3 hours ago
Another master stroke. Good media coverage.
Ramesh Bhat-2 hours ago
Modiji india voted u to run the nation. Bring acche din to nation, not for yoga. Woh Babaji dekh lenge. Natak bandh karo aur kaam karo.
Siba Praharaj-Hyderabad-2 hours ago
Proud of my India & my beloved PM. Jai Hind
Rajesh Iyer-3 hours ago
Shikanji Pappu does mouth yoga! Mouthasan!
ONE LINER Challenge-3 hours ago
MODI MOVEMENT-YOGA MOMENT-MAKES ME WONDER CAN ANY OTHER INDIAN LEAD US LIKE THE WAY THIS MAN MODI LEADS.THE CHANGE FOR INDIA IS "NOW OR NEVER"-UNDER MODI WE REGAIN WHAT WE LOST LAST 70 YEARS-LET''S SUPPORT THIS MAN IN ALL HIS ONENESS TRYING TO KNIT AND UNITE INDIA AND INDIANS
Joshy Thomas-3 hours ago
Get out of you.......!! You are good for nothing..!! India has lost everything under this Lier...!!
Ali Banat2 hours ago
If you ask about growth he will start doing Yoga.
Speedbird -2 hours ago
San Ban-New Delhi-2 hours ago
How many crores spent for yoga day? every year printing t-shirts, hanging banners and distributing mats by the Govt. to its officials. nobody is concerned about that..... So much spent from tax payer''s money for a days Show off in front of foreign media....
MP Singh-Mumbai-2 hours ago
Seeing the comments here people have realized thatb this PM is good for nothing.
Sush -2 hours ago
Remak-3 hours ago
And doing Yoga helps you to take U Turn in many promises you do.z
Diksha Chopra-London-3 hours ago
Feku had said black money from swiss banks to be got back within 90 days of getting into power or else hang him to death...now he never asks anyone to hang him...instead, he wants to continue as a PM for next 20 years too...and people are supporting this liar...
Fra -1 hour ago
does he think he promoted yoga..stupid thinking..BKS Iyengar from Pune, was the man who took yoga internationally....Our politicians think they are the be all and end all of everything.
Shiv Shanker-2 hours ago
Popularity of yoga is nothing new. Before Modi become PM, yoga was popular all over world for decades. Here too feku wants to take false credit. All these public yoga dramas are for public attraction and elections in mind. Nothing special of these fekugiri.
Rohan-india-2 hours ago
What ever Feku says,is a Jumla !
Playpal-1 hour ago
Feku wants to take credit for Yoga which was invented and perfected by our great forefathers more than 10,000 years. This man will next declare himself of be Brahma the creator of the universe.
Chethan Kumar-Bengaluru-13 hours ago
We can proudly say Yoga has origin from our land.
NOTA SEL-Above-13 hours ago
By doing this you want to be associated with the great science of Yoga, but Indians will always see you as the worst PM of India.
Noor Usman362 noor usman-2 hours ago -Follow
All drama.....nothing else.
Ankit-3 hours ago
Pappu 420 and his Hindu hater Ammijaan Sonia Gandhi will not celebrate Yoga day as it is related to Hinduism. They both hate anything connected to Hindu and Hinduism.
Pehle Baap Bol114 Pehle Baap Bol-8 hours ago
Get as much media coverage for you modi. Another master stroke.
Our India20 Our-4 hours ago -Follow
where is ur 56" ?
Prashant6929 Prashant-Mumbai-5 hours ago
People in USA have been showing interet in yoga long before 2014. You will find many yoga gurus making millions of $ only in US. Similar is the case with Europe. But now we see Modi is spending tax payers money for promoting yoga.
Subbu India-Bengal-7 hours ago
PM is the Yoga teacher of the country.
Priyabrata Sahoo-8 hours ago
Good that One man is leading by example. Sad to see that Most young Indians want easy money, free job, zero work , all pleasure but not ready to do work.
Narasarao-Hyd-8 hours ago
Yoga has enveloped the World.
Rajan Makin-13 hours ago
India s all ecnomic political problems will be solved by doing yoga