New Delhi/Mysuru: Several yoga events across the world marked the eighth International Yoga Day on Tuesday, June 21. Prime Minister Narendra Modi participated in a mass yoga event at Mysuru Palace Ground in Mysuru in Karnataka.
He was joined by Karnataka Governor Thawar Chand Gehlot, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai and Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal.
“Yoga brings peace to our society, nations, world and… universe. I extend my greetings to all on this 8th International Yoga Day. Today, yoga is being practiced in all parts of the world. The peace from yoga is not only for individuals, it brings peace to our nations and the world,” he said.
He noted that yoga had become a global festival. “Yoga is not only for any individual, but for the entire humanity. Therefore, this time the theme of International Day of Yoga is – Yoga for humanity”,” he added.
Mass yoga demonstrations are being organised at 75 iconic locations across the country under the leadership of 75 Union ministers to mark the International Yoga Day. The yoga demonstrations are also being held by various educational, social, political, cultural, religious, corporate and other civil society organisations and will be attended by crores of people across the country.
PM Modi’s yoga programme in Mysuru is also part of the novel programme ‘Guardian Yoga Ring’ which is a collaborative exercise between 79 countries and United Nations organisations along with Indian Missions abroad to illustrate yoga’s unifying power that surpasses National boundaries.
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