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'Yoga Is India's Unique Gift To Humanity': President Draupadi Murmu

President Droupadi Murmu extended greetings to the global community, particularly to Indian citizens, on International Day of Yoga. She emphasized yoga’s importance for physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. On this 10th International Day of Yoga, President Murmu participated in yoga exercises. “Greetings to the entire global community, especially the fellow citizens of India on International […]

President Droupadi Murmu extended greetings to the global community, particularly to Indian citizens, on International Day of Yoga. She emphasized yoga’s importance for physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. On this 10th International Day of Yoga, President Murmu participated in yoga exercises.

“Greetings to the entire global community, especially the fellow citizens of India on International Yoga Day! Yoga is India’s unique gift to humanity. In view of rising lifestyle-related problems, Yoga has become far more important today. Yoga is a way to physical, mental and spiritual well-being. Let us resolve to adopt yoga as an integral part of our day-to-day living,” President Murmu shared on X.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also encouraged the nation to incorporate yoga into their daily routines. Celebrating the 10th International Day of Yoga, PM Modi performed yoga at the Sher-i-Kashmir International Conference Centre (SKICC) in Srinagar.

“As we mark the 10th International Day of Yoga, I urge everyone to make it a part of their daily lives. Yoga fosters strength, good health and wellness. Wonderful to join this year’s programme in Srinagar,” the Prime Minister posted on X.

He acknowledged the global participation in yoga and mentioned the emerging “Yoga economy” observed over the past decade.

At the Srinagar event, PM Modi highlighted the overwhelming support for India’s proposal to the United Nations to celebrate International Yoga Day, with 177 nations backing it.

“Today, from the land of Kashmir, I congratulate everyone around the world on International Yoga Day! Ten years ago, I proposed the celebration of International Yoga Day at the United Nations. India’s proposal was supported by 177 nations, which is a record in itself. In 2015, on Kartavyapath in Delhi, 35,000 people performed Yogasanas together,” he stated.

“On International Yoga Day, I have had the privilege of coming to Kashmir, the land of yoga and meditation. In Srinagar, we are feeling the power that yoga gives us. I congratulate all the people of the country and those doing Yoga in every corner of the world on International Yoga Day from the land of Kashmir,” PM Modi added.

PM Modi noted that the past decade has seen a significant transformation in the perception of yoga, contributing to a thriving “Yoga economy.”

“In the last 10 years, the expansion of Yoga has changed the perception related to Yoga. Today, the world is seeing a new Yoga economy going forward. From Rishikesh and Kashi to Kerala, we can witness a new trend of Yoga Tourism emerging in India. People from all over the world are coming to India in pursuit of learning authentic yoga. Accordingly, sectors related to hospitality, tourism, apparel, etc. are booming from the huge inflow of people. This is creating new avenues for employment opportunities for youth,” PM Modi said.

This year’s theme, “Yoga for Self and Society,” underscores the crucial role of yoga in enhancing both personal well-being and societal harmony.

Since 2015, PM Modi has led the International Day of Yoga celebrations at several iconic locations, including Kartavya Path in Delhi, Chandigarh, Dehradun, Ranchi, Lucknow, Mysuru, and the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

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