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On International Yoga Day PM Modi to lead the main event in Dehradun

On International Yoga Day PM Modi to lead the main event in Dehradun
Written by Aman Kumar Singh

On the 4th International Yoga Day, Prime Minister Narendra visited Dehradun to lead the main event related with yoga. The Prime Minister led more than 50,000 people who participated in the fourth yoga day. He said addressing the people gathered there that yoga has emerged as the biggest unifying force in the world and instead of increasing suffering, yoga heals. PM Modi reached the capital of Uttarakhand yesterday evening and was received at the airport by the Uttarakhand Chief Minister TS Rawat, State Governor Krishna Kant Paul and several other ministers and leaders. On 21st June, he reached the venue FRI Campus at 06:30am in the morning to address the people, dressed in t-shirts and trousers he addressed the Yoga enthusiasts for whom more than 50,000 saffron mats were put on the Campus’s grounds. Several other leaders and Union ministers are performing Yoga in different cities in India and also across the world.

At the Dehradun event he was joined by volunteers from Baba Ramdev’s Haridwar-based Patanjali Yogpeeth’s, Haridwar-based Shanti Kunj, Brahma Kumaris, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s Art of Living and yoga practitioners from Swami Chidanand Saraswati’s Rishikesh-based Parmarth Niketan. Last year, PM Modi was in Ramabai Ambedkar Sabha Sthal in Uttar Pradesh’s capital Lucknow to celebrate the Yoga day. And he was joined by thousands of people in UP and across the country performing Yoga with the Prime Minister.

The International Day for Yoga first began on 21 June 2015, and from then it is being celebrated all around the world as an International event where people perform yoga for their good health knowing the benefits of Yoga. In 2014, addressing the UN General Assembly said “Yoga was an invaluable gift of India’s ancient tradition. It embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfillment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well-being. It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and the nature. By changing our lifestyle and creating consciousness, it can help in well being. Let us work towards adopting an International Yoga Day.” And one year later from 2015 it was inaugurated as a global day for Yoga and wellness.

 

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