Yoga India’s greatest gift to humanity, says LG

LG Manoj Sinha, who today led the International Yoga Day celebrations in the UT by performing ‘asanas’ at an event at Botanical Garden in Srinagar, said ‘yoga is India’s greatest gift to humanity which has transcended the boundaries of religion and geographical barriers to bring happiness in people’s lives’.
The UN General Assembly declared June 21 as International Yoga Day, following a resolution moved by India and co-sponsored by a large number of nations. The first International Yoga Day was observed on June 21, 2015.
“Yoga has helped people across the world to remain fit. Everyone should make yoga a part of his daily routine for a stress-free and healthy life,” he said while addressing the event.
“Especially during the Covid-19 pandemic, people realised that not only medicines, but yoga can also increase immunity. All the doctors advise that yoga is also needed to remain fit. It is due to the efforts of Prime Minister Narendra Modi that the whole world is attracted to yoga,” he added.
“Yoga for Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam, One World, One Health. This year’s theme underlines the vision of “One Earth, One Family, One Future” of PM Narendra Modi,” the LG said.
“Yoga is India’s greatest gift to the humanity and it has transcended the boundaries of religion, sect and geographical barriers to bring happiness in people’s lives,” he added.
“The first Sutra of Maharishi Patanjali – now the discipline of Yoga – and second one on cessation of the mind, is the key to understand Yoga. Body-mind together as one in present moment, here and now helps to reduce stress level, brings mindfulness and improves physical strength,” he added.
“The great sage Maharshi Patanjali has observed that
Yoga India’s greatest gift
to humanity, says LG
disorder within our body-mind is the main reason for stress, anxiety, inflammation in the body and heart diseases. Yoga brings harmony in our body-mind,” he said.
“Yoga is not just a physical exercise, but it also symbolises the spirit of oneness between body-mind and the nature. This rich and ancient tradition, based on prevention for better health, has been accepted by the medical science and researchers as a unique and significant practice of traditional system of medicine which offers tremendous physical and mental health benefits for people of all ages,” he added.
“For Yoga, one needs both physical and mental discipline so that body and mind do not function separately but work in an integrated manner. In the today’s world, doctors, while prescribing the medicine for disease, always give free and important advice of bringing change in lifestyle for long term health. Yoga is the medium which brings change in the lifestyle and strengthens the bond between people,” he said.
“Yoga has helped humanity to remain healthy and the world today is attracted to it and the nation is grateful to PM Modi, who will be participating in a yoga event at the UN,” he said and congratulated the Directorate of AYUSH, J&K, for its efforts in promotion of traditional system of medicine and for getting the approval of Homeopathic College in Kathua.
LG’s advisor R R Bhatnagar, chief secretary Arun Kumar Mehta, DGP Dilbag Singh, principal secretary, forest department, Dheeraj Gupta, LG’s principal secretary Mandeep Kumar Bhandari, secretary, health & medical education department, Bhupinder Kumar and senior officers also participated in the yoga day celebrations.