Union AYUSH minister Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurated Yoga Mahotsav 2022, an event to commemorate 100 days countdown in the run up tp the International Yoga Day 2022 at New Delhi. Culminating on the 8th International Day of Yoga on 21st June 2022, this campaign will cover as many as 100 cities as well as 100 organizations across the world.
Speaking on the occasion, Sonowal said, "Yoga is the symbol of India's rich cultural heritage. The contribution of yoga in enriching our body and mind is immense. When Prime Minister Narendra Modiji gave his historic speech at UNESCO Headquarters, the UN decided to declare 21st June as the International Day of Yoga after almost all countries of the world applauded what Modiji said. Yoga is fast becoming the symbol of peace & happiness, brotherhood and good health. Its role in our modern lifestyle is significant as it helps alleviate illness, tackles depression and relieves mental stress", said Sonowal.
He said that Yoga has become a worldwide phenomenon and everyone is embracing this great art of India." AYUSH ministry has been working tirelessly to sustain this global movement and will do everything possible to make both the Mahotsav and the Yoga Day great successes. I appeal everyone to join this movement and take the upcoming 8th edition of International Day of Yoga to the pinnacle of success", said Sonowal.
International Day of Yoga after almost all countries of the world applauded what Modiji said. Yoga is fast becoming the symbol of peace & happiness, brotherhood and good healthThe minister added that as WHO's Global Centre for Traditional Medicine is being established in India, it has incumbent upon India, which is equipped with deep wisdom of yoga and traditional health practices, to lead the World on the path of peace , well being, better and affordable health.
The event was also attended by the Union Minister for Labour & Employment and Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Bhupender Yadav; the Chief Minister of Haryana, Manohar Lal Khattar; the Chief Minister of Sikkim, Prem Singh Tamang; the Union Minister of State for External Affairs and Culture, Meenakshi Lekhi; the Union Minister of State for Women & Child Development and AYUSH, Dr Munjpara Mahendrabhai Kalubhai. The Special Secretary of Ministry of AYUSH, Pramod Kumar Pathak as well as Swami Chidanand Saraswati also attended the programme.