India and the world are celebrating the International Day of Yoga 2021 today, 21 June. Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the country’s celebrations with the message that yoga remains a “ray of hope” as the world fights the coronavirus pandemic and asserted that in these difficult times it has become a source of inner strength.
Many political leaders have also shared their photographs where they can be seen leading yoga sessions on the International Day of Yoga.
The President of India Ram Nath Kovind shared a tweet wishing people on the occasion of International Day of Yoga and adding that “yoga is India’s gift to the world and can be useful during COVID-19”.
#InternationalDayOfYoga greetings! Our ancient seers’ vision of bringing mind-body together to achieve holistic health and happiness has benefited millions over millennia. One of India’s great gifts to the world, it can be especially helpful during Covid-19. #BeWithYogaBeAtHome pic.twitter.com/pO91fOnBxE
— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) June 21, 2021
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu also tweeted on International Day of Yoga and shared a video where he can be seen performing the ancient practice.
— Vice President of India (@VPSecretariat) June 21, 2021
The Governor of Maharashtra Bhagat Singh Koshyari performed yoga with other people at the Raj Bhavan of the state. As per the Governor’s tweet, the yoga session was conducted by representatives from the century-old The Yoga Institute.
Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari participated in a yoga session and performed Yoga Asanas on the occasion of the International Day of Yoga at Raj Bhavan. The Yoga Session was conducted by the representatives of ‘The Yoga Institute’. pic.twitter.com/ZZo85g2le5
— Governor of Maharashtra (@maha_governor) June 21, 2021
Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad posted pictures from the BJP office in Bihar’s Patna where he performed yoga.
— Ravi Shankar Prasad (@rsprasad) June 21, 2021
Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of Railways, urged people to take a resolution to make yoga a part of their lives.
करें योग, रहें निरोग: भारत की संस्कृति और परंपराओं में बसा योग आज विश्व को दिशा दिखा रहा है।
— Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) June 21, 2021
The official account of the Ministry of Finance shared pictures of Anurag Thakur, the Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs, joining others in doing yoga.
— Ministry of Finance (@FinMinIndia) June 21, 2021
BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi wrote, “Let’s all do yoga for healthy mind and body”.
Sense of oneness not just by oneself but with the world. PM Modi gives the message of oneness of human spirit & thus for integrated approach can be enhanced with “M-Yoga App” for the world. Let’s all do yoga for healthy mind & body . करो योग रहो निरोग 🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/N2WIxXIVTq
— Meenakashi Lekhi (@M_Lekhi) June 21, 2021