The Union Health Minister has emphasised the role of Yoga in boosting holistic health and well-being for humankind, particularly during the pandemic.
“Increasing acceptance of the practice of Yoga across the world is evidence of its wide popularity. Yoga’s uptake as a part of daily lifestyle is observed even in the western world. Even during the present times of pandemic, when physical and mental fitness has been stressed upon, many people have turned to Yoga for the same,” he stated in the inaugural ceremony of Global Yoga Conference 2021.
Underscoring the central message for observing Yoga Day this year, he said, “In light of this global health emergency, congregational activities in the run-up to International Yoga Day have been muted. This message is most relevant in the times of Covid-19 when it is necessary for all of us to maintain all possible precautions while also looking out for our overall wellness. Considering the immense and well-documented rewards of Yoga for the holistic health and well-being of the population, it is our government’s objective to take Yoga to every citizen.”