International Day of Yoga 2022: Yoga is for entire humanity not for merely an individual – Prime Minister

Delhi, June 21

The Ministry of Ayush and the Government of Karnataka organized the main event of 8th edition of the International Day of Yoga (IDY) 2022 at Mysuru Palace, Mysuru.

Prime Minister led the mass yoga demonstration at Mysuru Palace along with over 15,000 participants, which also included over 200 special physically challenged children, 100 orphaned child, 15 transgenders, HIV-positive people, and ASHA workers.

Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot, Governor of Karnataka, Shri Basavaraj S Bommai, Chief Minister of Karnataka, Union Minister for Ayush, Ports, Shipping & Waterways Shri Sarbananda Sonowal official of Ministry of Ayush and Government of Karnataka and other dignitaries also took part in the mass yoga demonstration.

On this occasion, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi emphasized that this year’s theme aptly portrays how Yoga served humanity in alleviating suffering during COVID-19 pandemic.

Today yoga is becoming a basis for global cooperation and is providing a belief of a healthy life to mankind. He added that we see that Yoga has come out of the households and has spread all over the world and this is a picture of spiritual realization, and that of natural and shared  human consciousness, especially in the last two years of an unprecedented pandemic.

The Prime Minister said that today is the time to realize the infinite possibilities associated with yoga. Today our youth are coming in large numbers with new ideas in the field of yoga. Ministry of Ayush’s Startup Yoga Challenge is bringing together new ideas and innovation which is inspiring this generation.

Addressing the gathering, Union Minister for Ayush, Ports, Shipping & Waterways Shri Sarbananda Sonowal said that It is Prime Minister’s vision to bring world peace and harmony by focusing on the health and well-being of individuals, communities, nations, and the world as a whole. He said that Yoga has brought the world together, reshaping the global values, and is bringing different healthcare systems closer.

The Minister further said that Ministry of Ayush has designed unique programs to include various sections of the society to celebrate health and heterogeneity. Shri Sonowal further informed that the Ministry have taken various initiatives to ensure advancement in the health and well-being of the people through Yoga.