Yoga is for integrity of body & mind: Venkaiah Naidu

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu


Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu said Yoga can bring integrity of the country as well as the body and mind.

Hyderabad: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu said Yoga can bring integrity of the country as well as the body and mind. He was speaking at the International Yoga Day celebrations held at Parade Grounds here on Tuesday. The Vice President along with Union Minister for Tourism and Culture G Kishan Reddy, badminton star P V Sindhu, actor Advi Sheshu and hundreds of people from various walks of life participated in the Yoga programme.

"Yoga makes you physically fit and mentally alert," Naidu said, adding that Yoga is India's invaluable gift to the world. "It is a great legacy from our forefathers showing us the path of holistic health and well-being. The present generation must follow the tradition and continue it in our life," he said. He underlined the importance of Yoga in universal peace and unity and called upon the people to practice, profess, propagate Yoga and be proud of it.

Venkaiah Naidu complimented Prime Minister Narendra Modi for taking the initiative of the World Yoga Day at the United Nations and for making it popular across the globe. The Vice President said that Yoga has no barrier of age, caste, region or religion and that is why it is universal.

He also noted that Covid-19 pandemic not only impacted physical health but also caused mental health issues among many people. "Practising Yoga will help build resilience and improve one's health. Everyone should make Yoga part of their daily lives and reap its benefits," he said.

Stating that Yoga is time-tested, Naidu said its importance has increased in view of the changes in lifestyle, food habits and environment.Kishan Reddy said that Yoga was the best solution to overcome stress both for employees and students. Meanwhile, Sadhguru in an online message called upon the people to participate in 'Save The Soil' programme. In a virtual presentation, he said Yoga would bring integrity and health to the human body.

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