Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh and well known personalities participate in International Yoga Day

The entire nation on Friday observed the International Yoga day. Prime Minister Narendra Modi like all every year, took part in the Yoga day programs to encourage others. On the fifth edition of International Yoga Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi hosted a grand event at Prabhat Tara ground in Ranchi on Friday and said it is time to take yoga to villages.

“Now, I have to take the journey of modern yoga from the cities to the villages, to the poor and tribal’s house. I have to make yoga an integral part of the life of poor and tribal. Because it is poor who gets the most pain due to illness,” he said while addressing an event here.
PM Modi extended good wishes to people, in India and across the globe on International Day of Yoga. “Today, lakhs of people have gathered in different parts of the world to celebrate Yoga Day. I thanked media to play an important role in promoting Yoga,” he said.

“In today’s changing times, our focus must be on Wellness as well as protection from Illness. That is the power we get with Yoga, that is the feeling of Yoga and the ancient Indian philosophy,” he added.

On the other hand, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh participated in a yoga session at Rajpath in Delhi and said that yoga was one of the biggest achievements of cultural diplomacy by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

“It was Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who helped get Yoga international recognition. This was one of the biggest achievements of his cultural diplomacy,” Rajnath said here after attending the yoga session along with a large number of people.

The Union Minister also took to Twitter to say: “I urge everyone to make Yoga an integral part of their lives.”

While Yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Friday performed yoga at Nanded in Maharashtra along with Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and his followers.

Thousands of people participated in the event and performed various yoga asanas. Fadnavis was also seen following various yoga postures.

Ramdev’s organisation Patanjali has today organized programs in one lakh villages across India.

The theme of 5th International Yoga Day 2019 is “Climate Action”.

The word “Yoga” is derived from the Sanskrit root ‘yuj’ meaning “to join”, “to yoke” or “to unite”. Yoga is based on an extremely subtle science which focuses on bringing harmony between mind and body. Yoga works on one’s body, mind, emotion and energy.