Yoga remains ray of hope amid pandemic: PM Modi
On the 7th International Yoga Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the launch of M-Yoga app—with yoga training videos in different languages for people across the world—in association with the World Health Organisation (WHO). "This will help us in our 'One World, One Health' motto," he said.
"Doctors have used yoga as an armour to treat patients. There are pictures of hospitals, with doctors, nurses teaching Yoga performing breathing exercises like anulom vilom pranayama. International experts have said that these exercises strengthen the breathing system," he said.
PM Modi said 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. "For most of the countries of the world, yoga day is not their age-old cultural festival and in this difficult time, people could have forgotten about it and ignored it, but on the contrary, people's enthusiasm for yoga has increased," he said.
"When the unseen coronavirus knocked on the doors of the world, no country was prepared for it in terms of resources, capability and mental state. We all have seen that in such difficult times, yoga has become a great source of inner strength," he said.