Addressing over 30,000 yoga enthusiasts at the Capitol Complex in Chandigarh to mark the second International Yoga Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that Yoga gives health benefits on “zero budget”. Celebrating the second International Yoga day, PM said Yoga is not only a way to get rid of a disease but it also guarantees wellness. For holistic development of lives, yoga is a great way.
“There is no health insurance with zero budgets but yoga gives health assurance on zero budgets. For developing countries like India, a lot can be saved if we focus on preventive health care,” said the PM
Prime Minister arrived in Chandigarh on Monday night to participate in a mass demonstration of ‘Common Yoga Protocol’ on June 21. A yoga enthusiast himself, PM performed yoga ‘asanas’ along with 30,000 people at the event. Earlier addressing the gathering, PM Modi pitched for treating diabetes through yoga.
Expressing concern over rising number of patients suffering from diabetes, PM Narendra Modi asked yoga trainers to help in controlling the disease.
“I want to request trainers who are associated with yoga, from this public platform. From next year when we celebrate yoga day, in this one year, you continue to do what you do for yoga but focus on one subject and this is my subject — diabetes — Diabetes and yoga,” said the PM.
PM Modi asked trainers to select one disease every year and focus on its cure via yoga.
“We should address any one disease every year. We should run a public campaign with an aim to address one disease,” PM Modi said.
Prime Minister Modi said yoga was today connecting people. “Yoga is a big economic activity across the world, it is a profession,” he said, while addressing people at the complex.
The International Yoga Day is observed by 190 countries across the globe and in all states and Union Territories.
President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated a mass yoga demonstration at the Rashtrapati Bhavan and called on the nation to embrace discipline in everyday life.
President Mukherjee appreciated PM Modi’s efforts in pulling off the annual event successfully, and called on the world community to practice yoga to stay fit and healthy.
“On the basis of Prime Minister’s proposal, United Nations on 11 December, 2014 at the 69th session of the UN assembly decided that the June 21 would be observed as International Yoga Day,” said the President.