Yoga is above region, above faith, above everything: PM Modi
RANCHI: Appealing to people to take yoga to all sections of society, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said yoga is above everything, as he performed various asanas with around 40,000 enthusiasts at the Prabhat Tara ground here to mark the fifth International Day of Yoga.
Modi also urged people to make yoga an integral part of life.
"We should make efforts to take yoga from cities to villages and tribal areas. Yoga is above religion, caste, colour, gender and region, it is above everything," he told the gathering.
The main event for the yoga day was held at the Jharkhand capital.
"It (yoga) is constant and evolving for centuries. The essence of yoga has been stable and remained the same -- healthy body, stable mind, spirit of oneness. Yoga has provided a perfect blend of knowledge, karma and bhakti," the prime minister said. Events to mark the day are being held across the globe and in India, several of them are being led by Union ministers, including Amit Shah and Rajnath Singh.
Expressing concern that young people are becoming vulnerable to heart ailments, Modi said, "Yoga can play a huge role in tackling the issue and hence, this year's theme is 'Yoga for Heart'."
"It is painful to read about alcoholism, substance abuse, diabetes and other things, adding yoga offers a solution to these problems," he added.
The International Day of Yoga is being celebrated annually on June 21 since 2015.
satya murthy• 6 hours ago
for popularising Yoga globally, Modiji deserves credit for this noble cause.
Anthony • Bangalore • 6 hours ago
Free Gift from our ancesstors.......to the human world.we should be proud of it.
The Contrarian• 2 hours ago
When you are not capable of generating employment, developing the nation, just fool Indians with unneccessary things. One asana that Modi has taught his blind bhakts is to bury their head in the ground and chant Modi Modi Modi.
ghazini temp • 5 hours ago
Modi promotes Yoga which is good for everyone while RaGa promotes mobile gaming even when our President speech is going on
Me Mumbaikar• Mumbai • 5 hours ago
ok but is that his job? does he not have any pm wala job to do instead?
Pasricha • 5 hours ago
Even if we spare 15 minutes in the morning for Yogam even that will make a positive impact on our health and body
Being Boots• 1 hour ago
yoga can help in calming down extremist ideology and make people more open and tolerant..
Indian • 6 hours ago
No offense to yoga, but this is best what the man can do.
BOOTOUT SARKAARICLASS• Indian • ChowkidarJail • 6 hours ago
He is a fraud
PSR • 5 hours ago
Every Year why celebrate it for one day? Letss do this everyday.
P S G• 5 hours ago
Many a times he only tries to divert attention from burning issues
Aseem B • 5 hours ago
Hindus invented Vedas, yoga, mathematics
No one • US • 5 hours ago
After being diagnosed with lupus, I started doing yoga and breathing exercises which has changed my life around. Yoga is for mental health, physical health and inner peace. You cant control noise out in the world but you can control it within yourself. Please people stop associating religion, faith or politics with it. T
Mohamed Saiful Islam• kolkata • 5 hours ago
modi is destroying india.
Naraharisetty • 2 hours ago
Purity of Mind important rather yoga exercises.
Dhirenbhai • 3 hours ago
Moron. Improve the economy. More jobs. Instead of yoga.
Mudi • Gujriot • 29 mins ago
You have time for yoga but not for dying kids in Bihar and the increasing unemployment? What kind of useless PM are you?
Sabian Gonsalves• 5 hours ago
Are you a yoga guru or pm of india
Vishal • 6 hours ago
One Earth One Yoga
proud Indian • 1 hour ago
Modi is taking nation forward
BOOTOUT SARKAARICLASS• ChowkidarJail • 57 mins ago
By cheating? Is yoga his creation?
Mr Patel• 3 hours ago
Very soon it will be declared Modi invented Yoga
Hindustan • Hindustan Hindu Rashtra • 5 hours ago
150 poor innocent kids have died. BJP not talking about it, Modi not talking about it.