Yoga is Cheap Health Insurance: Modi

Each year, thousands of yogis from around the world travel to Times Square to celebrate the Summer Solstice with free yoga classes in the heart of New York City. So following the same, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be performing Yoga on the International Yoga Day i.e, June 21st, today.

Over 200 million people were estimated to have participated in the International Yoga Day a year ago.

Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis hi wife Amruta Fadnavis, actor Jackie Shroff along with children of farmers perform yoga during a mass yoga event to mark the 3rd International Yoga Day at the National Sports Club of India (NSCI) in Mumbai on Wednesday.

"Today, there is hardly any country where there is no attraction or awareness for yoga".

In a brief speech, Singh told the gathering the significance of doing yoga on a daily basis.

"In countries across the globe the demand for yoga teachers is rising, creating a new job market".

Despite the sudden change in venue due to weather conditions, many people participated in the event.

The ITBP personnel also celebrated yoga at various locations across India, including Himachal Pradesh's Kullu, Chhattisgarh's Rajnandgaon District, Uttarakhand's Uttarkashi district. It is cheap and is used in very small quantity but none can deny its significance.

"In addition to fitness, wellness is important. Yoga is the means to achieve that harmony".

For its first edition, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged the United Nations to participate in this grandiose celebration.

When the programme concluded, Modi did not disappoint the crowd, who were eagerly waiting to have his glimpse or shake hands with him.

According to the Prime Minister of India, " yoga is an invaluable gift of India's ancient tradition.

He left after 15 minutes even as Naik, Adityanath and others continued to do yoga.

More than 1,000 people, including permanent representatives of several nations, diplomats, UN staff and yoga enthusiasts attended the outdoor "Yoga Session with Yoga Masters" session on Tuesday at the UN headquarters on the eve of the Third IDY.

Consul General Das spoke about the importance of yoga and its benefits for health and self-discipline.

Yogi Haider - as he is widely known - said he doesn't want any help from the government or the Indian High Commission to hold events. Find us on Facebook too!

  • Leroy Wright