Elaborating on this year’s International Day of Yoga’s theme, ‘Yoga for Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that it expresses the spirit which “unites and takes everyone along.”
The International Day of Yoga is celebrated on June 21. “June 21 is also around the corner. This time too, people in every nook and corner of the world eagerly await the International Day of Yoga. This year the theme of Yoga Day is – ‘Yoga For Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ i.e., Yoga for the welfare of all in the form of ‘One World-One Family’. It expresses the spirit of Yoga, which unites and takes everyone along. Like every time, this time too programs related to yoga will be organized in every corner of the country,” PM Modi said during the 102nd episode of ‘Mann Ki Baat.’
“This time I will get the opportunity to participate in the Yoga Day program at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. I see that even on social media, there is tremendous enthusiasm about Yoga Day,” the Prime Minister added.
Urging people to adopt yoga in their life and make it a part of their daily routine, PM Modi said, “If you are still not connected with yoga, then June 21 is a great opportunity for this resolve. There is no need for many frills in yoga anyway. See, when you join yoga, what a big change will come in your life.”
Stating the reason for the radio address being scheduled a week earlier, PM Modi said, “Usually ‘Mann Ki Baat’ comes to you on the last Sunday of every month, but this time it is happening a week earlier. As you all know, I will be in America next week and the schedule there is going to be very busy, so I thought what could be better than the blessings of the people to give me energy.”
Mentioning that the strength of disaster management that India has developed over the years has become an “example”, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also hailed the people of Kutch for facing Cyclone Biparjoy with “full courage and preparedness.”
Cyclone Biparjoy, which originated in the Arabian Sea and swept across the west coast of India, made landfall on Thursday night around 10 km north of the Jakhau Port in Kutch, Gujarat.
“The strength of disaster management that India has developed over the years is becoming an example today. Cyclone Biparjoy wreaked so much havoc in Kutch, but the people of Kutch faced it with full courage and preparedness,” said PM Modi during the 102nd episode of his monthly radio address ‘Mann Ki Baat’.
“Be it the biggest goal, be it the toughest challenge, the collective force of the people of India, the collective power, solves every challenge,” PM Modi further added.
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