Lucknow: Prime Minister Narendra Modi kicked off the 3rd International Yoga Day celebrations from Ramabai Ambedkar Park, Lucknow. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and almost 50,000 participants also joined the session.
Prime Minister said that “Today, Yoga has become a part of so many lives. Yoga’s popularity outside India is high & has connected the world with India.”
He also mentioned, “I am glad to see several yoga institutes take shape over the last three years. Demand for yoga teachers is increasing and Yoga is creating new avenues for business”,
The PM said, “Physical fitness is important but not as important as wellness, which can be achieved with Yoga”
Yoga was a great medium to bring cohesion in the society, Modi said, adding no one in the world was questioning the benefits of yoga.
“I request people to make yoga a part of their life. We may not master yoga or become teachers but we should not stop from doing yoga,” he said. “Yoga not only enlightens the body but also the soul.”