Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the gathering on 4th International Yoga Day celebrations at the Forest Research Institute in Dehradun on Thursday. Speaking at the event, PM Modi briefed the benefits of yoga and said when forces defeat us and break us, there is division within society and family. The person breaks from within, with loneliness increasing. Yoga does the work of joining these pieces. He added that yoga has become one of the unifying forces of the world.
He will start the event from the lawns of Forest Research Institute when a series of yoga related events will be organised around the world to mark the occasion.
In a statement, Modi on Wednesday greeted yoga enthusiasts across the world, saying “yoga is not just a set of exercises that keeps the body fit. It is a passport to health assurance, a key to fitness and wellness”.
“Nor is yoga only what you practice in the morning. Doing your day-to-day activities with diligence and complete awareness is a form of yoga as well,” he said.
“In a world of excess, yoga promises restraint and balance. In a world suffering from mental stress, yoga promises calm. In a distracted world, yoga helps focus. In a world of fear, yoga promises hope, strength and courage.”
Earlier, the Prime Minister took to social media to share the intricacies of various yoga asanas ..