New Delhi: Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Sunday performed Yoga on the occasion of International Day of Yoga. Interestingly, he performed yogasanas with followers of different religions.
“Yoga is India’s gift hamper to the world for health and peace in the world. It is a golden key to the treasure of health. That is why people from all sections of the society practice Yoga for peace, calmness and health,” he said.
Naqvi said that, despite people are celebrating at home due to coronavirus pandemic, “it is being practiced by all with the same fervour, irrespective of religion.”
“Yoga gives strength to the body and calmness to the mind. That is why Yoga should remain a part of our lives even in the most difficult circumstances,” he added.
The International Day of Yoga has been celebrated annually on 21 June since 2015, following its inception in the United Nations General Assembly in 2014. The idea was first proposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his UN address and suggested the date of 21 June, as it is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and shares a special significance in many parts of the world.