International Yoga Day: PM Modi leads India’s ‘Yoga for Humanity’ celebration from Mysuru

Prime Minister Narendra Modi led India in celebrating the 8th International Celebration of Yoga Day 2022 from Karnataka’s Mysuru Palace. On the occasion of the International Yoga Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi stressed the importance of Yoga while leading the mega ‘Yoga for Humanity’ event in Mysuru.

Addressing the International Yoga Day event at Mysuru palace in Karnataka, PM Modi on Tuesday said, “The yoga energy which has been nurtured for centuries by the spiritual centres of India like Mysore, today that yoga energy is giving direction to world health. Today yoga is becoming a mutual basis for global cooperation. Today Yoga is giving the confidence of healthy life to mankind.”

He said that earlier Yoga was performed locally but now it is being performed at an international level. Speaking about this year’s theme of IYD, PM Modi said, “This time the theme of International Yoga Day is ‘Yoga For Humanity’. I thank the United Nations and all the countries from the heart for taking this message of Yoga to the entire humanity through this theme.”

देश और विश्व भर के सभी लोगों को 8वें अंतरराष्ट्रीय योग दिवस की हार्दिक शुभकामनाएं।

आज योग दिवस के अवसर पर मैं कर्नाटक की सांस्कृतिक राजधानी, आध्यात्म और योग की धरती मैसूरु को प्रणाम करता हूं।

– पीएम @narendramodi #YogaForHumanity

— BJP (@BJP4India) June 21, 2022

Emphasising the significance of yoga PM Modi said, “Yoga brings peace for us. The peace from yoga is not merely for individuals. Yoga brings peace to our society. Yoga brings peace to our nations and the world. And, Yoga brings peace to our universe. This whole universe starts from our own bodies and souls. The universe starts from us. And, Yoga makes us conscious of everything within us and builds a sense of awareness.”

International Yoga Day 2022

The International Day of Yoga has been celebrated across the world on June 21 annually since 2015 to raise awareness about the benefits of yoga. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in September 2014, for the first time, presented the proposal of observing the International Day of Yoga during his address at the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly. Later on December 11, 2014, the UNGA declared June 21 to be observed as the International Day of Yoga. This year’s International Day of Yoga’s theme is ‘Yoga for Humanity’. 

Notably, the 8th edition of International Day of Yoga (IDY) will see many firsts, one of them is an innovative programme, named “Guardian Ring”, under which participation of people performing yoga will take place along with the movement of the sun from different countries, beginning from the east and marching towards west. It is pertinent to mention that for two consecutive years 2020 and 2021, International Yoga Day was celebrated digitally due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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