International Yoga Day 2021: PM launches app to promote ‘One World, One Health’

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing on the occasion of ‘International Yoga Day’

New Delhi: Taking ahead the ‘One World One Health’ approach, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched ‘M-Yoga app’, which will provide yoga training videos in different languages to people across the globe.

Speaking on the occasion of the seventh International Yoga Day, PM Modi said, “Yoga has become a ray of hope amid COVID pandemic. Since two years no public event has been organised in India or the world but enthusiasm for Yoga has not gone down.”

“Despite the pandemic, this year’s theme for International Yoga Day –“Yoga for wellness” has raised the morale of people and he wished for the health of every country, society and individual and hoped that we will be united and will strengthen each other, ” he said.

He announced that India and WHO took an important step today. The world is getting the M-Yoga app that will provide many videos of yoga training based on common yoga protocol in many languages.

Terming this as a great example of the fusion of modern technology and ancient science, the Prime Minister expressed the hope that m-yoga app will help in spreading yoga world over and will contribute to the efforts of ‘One World One Health’.,” he said.

Talking about Yoga’s role during the pandemic, PM said, “Yoga has proved a source strength and poise for people during this difficult time.”

He pointed out that it was easy for countries to forget Yoga Day during the pandemic as it is not intrinsic to their culture but, instead, enthusiasm for Yoga has increased globally. Yoga helped people to muster confidence and strength to fight with the pandemic world over.

He recalled that the frontline Corona warriors made Yoga their shield and made themselves strong through yoga and how people, doctors nurses took to Yoga to deal with the effects of the virus.

“Experts are stressing the importance of breathing exercises like pranayama and anulom-vilom for strengthening our respiratory system,” he said.

Quoting great Tamil saint Thiruvalluvar, the Prime Minister said, “Yoga goes to the root cause of disease and is instrumental in healing.”

He expressed satisfaction that globally, research is being conducted in the healing properties of Yoga. He noted studies on immunity through yoga and children doing yoga during their online classes. He said this is preparing children to fight Corona.

“The mantra of ‘VasudhaivKutumbakam’ which India has followed since ages, is now finding global acceptance. We all are praying for each other’s wellbeing, If there are threats to humanity,  Yoga often gives us a way of holistic health,” he said.

“Yoga also gives us a happier way of life. I am sure, Yoga will continue playing its preventive, as well as positive role in healthcare of masses” said Prime Minister Modi.

Quoting from Gita, he said, “We need to continue moving on the collective journey of yoga as yoga has solution for everyone. It is important that yoga reaches to every person while keeping intact its foundation and core. Yoga acharyas and all of us should  contribute to this task of taking yoga to everyone.”