Hyderabad, Mar 14 (PTI) Observing that there is a need
to restore balance between human beings and nature through
sustainable efforts, as the world moves to attain progress
through science and technology, President Ram Nath Kovind on
Sunday said yoga shows the way to a sustainable and healthy
“As the world moves to attain progress through science
and technology, there is a need to restore the balance between
human beings and nature through sustainable efforts. Yoga
shows the way to a sustainable and healthy lifestyle in
alignment with the natural environment,” he said.
Kovind delivered a message on the occasion of
unveiling the initiative of ”Yoga for Unity and Well-being” of
Heartfulness Institute (Shri Ram Chandra Mission) and others.
The event was held virtually.
The concept of health according to yoga goes beyond
physical well-being, he said.
Yoga is an approach to holistic well being which
include physical and mental fitness, he said.
It”s benefits lead to freedom from psychological
stress and bodily ailments, resulting in a high level of
It is also a path to spiritual calmness, he said.
Yoga is not associated with any religion, region or
people, but belongs to the entire world and all of humanity,
Yoga is a great science of spirituality which is
acknowledged as India”s gift to the world and its universal
appeal is grounded in its universal benefits, he added.
This is the reason why India”s proposal to observe
June 21 as the International Day of Yoga moved in the UN
General Assembly had received prompt and overwhelming response
across nations, the President said.
The UN resolution specifies that Yoga is beneficial
for the health of the world population, he said.
Recalling the great enthusiasm with which the first
International Day of Yoga was celebrated all over the world in
2015, he said he personally felt the unifying effect of Yoga
when he celebrated the International Day of Yoga in 2018 in
The President of Surinam and he performed ”asanas”
together in the presence of a large number of people, he said.
They demonstrated tremendous enthusiasm for Yoga, he
He appreciated the collaborative effort of the UN
Information Centre, Patanjali Yogpeeth, Shri Ram Chandra
Mission and others who are steering the initiative.
He expressed confidence that the programme would
succeed in its noble objectives and reach the unifying message
of ”Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” across the world.
Yoga guru Baba Ramdev, Kamlesh Patel (Daaji) of
Heartfulness and others spoke at the event.
Yoga for unity is a 100-day yoga programme that will
lead up to the celebrations of the International Day of Yoga
2021, the Heartfulness Institute said in a release here.
Through the Yoga for Unity and Well-being platform,
Heartfulness Institute unifies traditional and authentic yoga
schools to unveil 100 Days of Yoga series to promote a healthy
lifestyle, it said.
Yoga practice sessions and classes would be conducted
on social media platforms free of cost under the initiative,
The event is supported by the Ministry of Ayush, the
UN Information Centre- UNIC India & Bhutan, Yoga for harmony
and Peace, and the Association of Indian Universities, the
release said.PTI SJR SS
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