PM leads yoga day celebrations amid rains

IANS
Friday, 23 June 2017

Lucknow: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today led over 50,000 yoga enthusiasts in performing 'asanas' here amid showers on the International Yoga Day as he underlined the importance of the ancient practice in connecting India with the world and promoting wellness.

Yoga, he stressed, has the power of health insurance at zero cost. "We can save the people from many problems if 1.25 billion countrymen achieve this through healthy body, mind and intelligence," he said.

Lucknow: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today led over 50,000 yoga enthusiasts in performing 'asanas' here amid showers on the International Yoga Day as he underlined the importance of the ancient practice in connecting India with the world and promoting wellness.

Yoga, he stressed, has the power of health insurance at zero cost. "We can save the people from many problems if 1.25 billion countrymen achieve this through healthy body, mind and intelligence," he said.

"The speciality of yoga is keeping the mind stable...it teaches the art of living with a healthy mind amidst the ups and downs of life," said Modi, visibly happy with the heavy turnout at the sprawling Rambai Ambedkar Maidan despite inclement weather since early morning.

"Today yoga has become a part of common man's life. There are many countries which do not know our language, traditions or culture but the entire world is getting connected with us because of yoga," said 66-year-old Modi, who was attired in a white T-shirt and loose trousers.

Amids chants of 'Modi-Modi', the Prime Minister said yoga, which connects body with mind and intelligence, is today playing an important role in connecting the whole world.

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