- PM Modi performed Yoga at Mysuru Palace today.
- He encouraged people to perform Yoga and include it in their daily lives.
- He addressed the gathering and highlighted the importance of Yoga.
International Yoga Day 2022: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday led the main event of the 8th International Day of Yoga in the backdrop of the iconic Mysuru Palace. He was joined by Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai, Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot and thousands of people in the mass Yoga demonstration at the Mysuru Palace Ground.
Speaking on the occasion, PM Modi said that Yoga today is being practised in all parts of the world. "The peace from Yoga is not only for individuals, it brings peace to our nations and the world," he said.
"Millions of people with inner peace will create an environment of global peace. That is how Yoga can connect the people and countries, and how Yoga can become a problem solver for all of us," the Prime Minister said.
"This whole universe starts from our own body and soul. The universe starts from us," he said, adding that "Yoga makes us conscious of everything within us and builds a sense of awareness".
"Yoga brings peace for us. The peace from yoga is not merely for individuals. Yoga brings peace to our society. Yoga brings peace to our nations and the world. And, Yoga brings peace to our universe," he added.
Since 2015, the International Day of Yoga is celebrated worldwide on 21st June every year. The theme for this year's Yoga day is "Yoga for Humanity".
The Prime Minister's Yoga programme at Mysuru is also part of the novel programme 'Guardian Yoga Ring' which is a collaborative exercise between 79 countries and United Nations organisations along with Indian Missions abroad to illustrate Yoga's unifying power that surpasses National boundaries.
As the sun apparently moves from the east to the west across the world, the Mass Yoga Demonstrations in the participating countries, if seen from any one point on Earth, will seem to be happening one after the other, almost in tandem, thus underlining the concept of 'One Sun, One earth'.