Proud moment for us as world has adopted India’s heritage: Shivraj Chouhan
BEIJING (China): Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Tuesday extended greetings to the people on the occasion of International Yoga Day and described it as a moment to feel proud of India's heritage of Yoga, which he said has been recognised worldwide.
“Yoga is very beneficial for our mental and physical health. The people who practice yoga stay happy and healthy. I appeal everyone to practice yoga and stay healthy. It is a moment to feel proud as the whole world today has adopted our ancient old heritage of Yoga,” Chouhan, who is on a five-day visit to China, said in a video message.
Chouhan said Yoga gives immense peace as it is a combination of body, mind and soul and it is purely scientific and beyond any religion, caste or community.
“Regular practice of Yoga fills our mind with positive energies. It has been an integral part of our life since time immemorial. Exhort youth to practice Yoga regularly for good health and contribute to making of a spiritually healthy nation for better future,” he said in a series of tweet.
Meanwhile, calling on the world to embrace Yoga as a discipline in everyday life, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, today, asserted that the ancient Indian art was the most selfless of its kind, as it did not discriminate, did not ask for much, but simply functioned for the betterment of mankind and brought every society together.
Talking about Yoga as a roaring business success, he said that the form was gaining popularity as a major business and profession as well and that the demand for Yoga trainers across the globe was growing every day.
“Let's focus on one thing in the coming days and that is how to mitigate diabetes through Yoga. Diabetes can surely be controlled through Yoga. Let us make Yoga more popular world over. Let India produce good Yoga teachers,” the Prime Minister said in Chandigarh Yoga camp.
Meanwhile, the United Nations headquarters in New York lit up to mark the occasion of International Yoga Day.
The United Nations General Assembly declared June 21 as the International Day of Yoga on December 11 in 2014 after a call from the Prime Minister Modi during his address to UN General Assembly on September 27.