Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday, May 29, said that the International Day for Yoga, 2022 will be observed in a special, innovative and unique manner.
“This time I have come to know about some very innovative examples being held on ‘Yoga Day’ in the country and abroad. One of these is Guardian Ring – it will be a very unique programme.
In this, the Movement of the Sun will be celebrated, that is, as the sun travels, we will welcome it through Yoga from different parts of the earth,” the Prime Minister said in his monthly radio broadcast Mann-Ki-Baat through All India Radio.
He said Indian missions in different countries will organize yoga programs at sunrise according to the local time there.
“The program will successively commence, following one country after another. The journey from east to west will go on continuously…and on these lines, it will proceed. Streaming of these programs will also be linked one after the other, it will be a kind of relay Yoga streaming event,” Mr Modi said.
The Prime Minister said the theme of ‘Yoga Day’ is – Yoga for Humanity.
“I would urge all of you to celebrate ‘Yoga Day’ with great enthusiasm. Also take precautions related to corona. By the way, the situation now is looking better than earlier across the whole world,” he said adding, on account of more and more vaccination coverage, people now are going out more than ever; therefore, a lot of preparations are also being seen all over the world for ‘Yoga Day’.
“The corona pandemic has made all of us realize the overarching importance of health in our lives and Yoga being a great medium in ensuring the same. People are experiencing how much physical, spiritual and intellectual well being is receiving a boost through Yoga,” the Prime Minister said.
From the world’s top business persons to film and sports personalities, from students to common people, he said that everyone is making Yoga an integral part of one’s life.
“I do believe that witnessing the increasing popularity of Yoga across the world must be making you happy,” Mr Modi said.
The International Day of Yoga falls on June 21.
The Prime Minister also spoke about startups.
“I am confident that in the coming future we will witness startups reaching new heights in India. Right mentoring can take a startup to new heights. India has many such mentors who are committed to help startups in the country,” he said.
Modi referred to India’s inherent strength in its multiple languages.
“India has different languages, dialects. There are many people in our country who are working towards strengthening this language diversity in our country. For example, Sripati Tudu from West Bengal has translated the Constitution of India in ‘Ol Chiki’ script for Santhali community,” he said, lauding the unique initiative.