The celebrations of 4th International Day of Yoga was held at Dehradun’s Forest Research Institute with the participation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He was accompanied by Uttrakhand Governor K.K. Paul, State Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat and Ayush Minister Shripad Naik.
On the occasion Prime Minister Narendra Modi highlighted the importance of yoga, a gift from India to the world. ”Yoga has the perfect solution to the problems we face, either as individuals or in society. Yoga is beautiful because it is ancient yet modern,” he said.
“Yoga is constant yet evolving. It has the best of our past and presents and a ray of hope for our future. In Yoga, we have the perfect solution to the problems we face, either as individuals or in our society,” her added.
“The way to lead a calm, creative & content life is Yoga. It can show the way in defeating tensions and mindless anxiety. Instead of dividing, Yoga unites. Instead of further animosity, Yoga assimilates. Instead of increasing suffering, Yoga heals,” he said.
Events were organised across the country, including Rajpath, where as many as 15,000 people took part in a mass yoga session headed by Union Minister Harsh Vardhan.
June 21 is being observed as International Yoga Day every year, after the United Nations accepted India’s proposal in 2014.