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'Yoga has created new opportunities for youth': PM Modi leads International Yoga Day celebrations

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on International Yoga Day led the celebrations from Srinagar. Addressing an event, he said that yoga helps us realise that our welfare is related to the welfare of the world around us.

Edited By: Shashwat Bhandari @ShashBhandari New Delhi Updated on: June 21, 2024 13:57 IST
PM Modi, Yoga Day, Srinagar, Jammu Kashmir
Image Source : @NARENDRAMODI Prime Minister Narendra Modi performs Yoga to mark the 10th International Day of Yoga at an event in Jammu-Kashmir's Srinagar.

International Yoga Day 2024: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday led the International Yoga Day celebrations from Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) for the 10th consecutive time. The Prime Minister extended greetings to the people of the country and said we can feel the energy in Srinagar that we gain through Yoga.

"We can feel the energy in Srinagar, that we gain through Yoga. I extend greetings to people of the country and people performing Yoga in every corner of the world on Yoga Day. International Yoga Day has completed a historic journey of 10 years. In 2014, I proposed International Yoga Day at the United Nations. This proposal by India was supported by 177 nations and this was a record in itself. Since then, Yoga Day has been creating new records," PM Modi said.

"This year in India, a 101-year-old woman Yoga teacher was accorded the Padma Shri. She had never come to India but she dedicated her entire life to creating awareness about Yoga. Today, research on Yoga is being done in prestigious universities and institutions around the world; research papers are being published," the Prime Minister added.

"The program (Yoga session at SKICC) got delayed a little due to rain... When Yoga becomes a part of life naturally, it benefits every moment," he added.

Early morning rainfall today disrupted International Yoga Day events in Kashmir, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi was scheduled to lead the celebrations on the banks of the Dal Lake, officials said.

The main yoga event at Sher-i-Kashmir International Conference Centre (SKICC) was scheduled to start at 6:30 am. Moderate to heavy rainfall has been reported from across the Valley, making it difficult to hold open-air yoga events, the officials said.

Heavy rainfall is going on around Dal Lake where Prime Minister Modi was to lead the main yoga event, they said.

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