Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation today on 7th International Yoga Day programme. The main theme of IDY 2021 is "Yoga for Wellness", which is aligned to the current pre-occupations.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said yoga remains a "ray of hope" as the world fights the coronavirus pandemic and asserted that in these difficult times it has become a source of inner strength."When Covid emerged, no country was prepared. At this time yoga became a source of inner strength. Yoga helps in self-discipline, it inculcated faith in people that they could fight this virus. Frontline warriors told me that they made yoga a tool in fighting the virus," PM Modi, who was dressed in an orange kurta, said.
PM Modi also said that in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) India will launch the M-Yoga application, which will have many videos of yoga training based on Common Yoga Protocol available in different languages of the world.
This will help us in making the ''One World, One Health'' motto successful, he said.
International Yoga Day is celebrated on June 21 every year. The 2021 theme for Yoga Day is "Yoga for Well-Being", according to the United Nations website.
International Yoga Day: The lead event of Yoga Day will be a televised programme this year due to the pandemic and will be shown on all Doordarshan channels from 6:30 am.