PM Modi on Monday entitled yoga a “ray of hope” and a source of positivity in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
He was directing an event to mark the 7th International Yoga Day where he also asserted the inauguration of the M-Yoga application, in alliance with the World Health Organisation (WHO). The app will have videos of yoga training based on a Common Yoga Protocol and will be accessible in various languages.
“This will assist us in making the ‘One World, One Health’ motto successful,” he expressed.
“At a time when the entire globe is challenging the coronavirus pandemic, yoga shows a ray of hope,” Mr. Modi stated.
“In spite of the absence of major public programmes in countries around the globe and in India for around a year and a half, the zeal for Yoga Day has not declined,” he noted.
For most of the nations of the world, Yoga Day was not their age-old cultural festival and in this crucial time, people could have forgotten about it and avoided it, but on the contrary, people’s eagerness for yoga had escalated, he said.
“When the unseen coronavirus hit on the doors of the world, no nation was ready for it in terms of resources, capability and mental situation. We all have observed that in such crucial times, yoga has become a great source of inner power,” he said.
Yoga paved us the way from tension to strength and from negativity to creativity, he claimed.
He stated confidence that yoga would pursue playing its protective as well as encouraging role in healthcare of people.