To celebrate the occasion of World Health Day, the Lok Sabha speaker of India Om Birla along with other Union Minister performed Yoga in the Red Fort today. The other ministers who supported him in this cause were Sarbananda Sonowal, Meenakshi Lekhi, G Kishan Reddy and Bhupender Yadav. The first give out a speech about the importance of Yoga in this busy scheduled world and then performed in front of crowd amdist high security.
The Ayush Ministry has organised the ‘Yog Utsav’ on the occasion, ahead of the International Yoga Day in view of the Centre’s ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’. Addressing the gathering, Om Birla outlined the importance of Yoga and said: “Yoga is the symbol of India’s rich cultural heritage.” He greeted everyone on World Health Day and thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for taking yoga to the world.
“Today is the World Health Day. Yoga is a practice that brings about harmony between the body and the mind. It gives us physical power and provides mental balance and emotional stability to meet modern life challenges successfully. We are organising this event to mark the 75 days Countdown to International Yoga Daya,” said Sarbananda Sonowal.
“Yoga is beneficial for everyone, it’s important to practice it every day. Not just India, but other countries have understood its significance and are celebrating it today,” said union minister G Kishan Reddy.
Yoga Gurus like Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati, president, Parmarth Niketan and Bhikkhu Sanghasena, founder, Mahabodhi International Meditation Centre, Leh-Ladhkh also shared their insights during the live programme.
Story By- Saayak Karmakar, Resident Editor, Interview Times
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