Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended his greetings on the occasion of World Health Day and wished for everyone’s good health and wellness. In a series of tweets, he conveyed his gratitude to all those associated with the health sector in India. He expressed that Ayushman Bharat and PM Jan Aushadhi schemes are playing a crucial role to secure good quality and affordable healthcare for our citizens. He also stated that in the last 8 years, the medical education sector has seen rapid transformations. Several new medical colleges have come up. He informed that the Government of India is making efforts to enable the study of medicine in local languages which will give wings to the aspirations of countless youngsters.
To celebrate the World Health Day, the Ministry of Ayush arranged a Yoga Utsav at the iconic 15 August ground at Red Fort today. The event also kickstarted the 75 days countdown to the International Day of Yoga (IDY). The programme was graced by the Lok Sabha speaker Shri Om Birla as the Chief Guest. Active participation by many Union Ministers, Members of Parliament, Ambassadors of various countries, Yoga gurus, senior officials, and volunteers was seen as they performed Common Yoga Protocol (CYP).
While addressing the gathering, the Speaker of Lok Sabha, Shri Om Birla recapped the essence of Yoga and said, “Yoga is the symbol of India’s rich cultural heritage.” He greeted everyone on World health day and thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for taking yoga to the world.
Common Yoga Protocol (CYP) was given immense importance in today’s mega show. Yoga Gurus like Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati, President, Parmarth Niketan, and Bhikkhu Sanghasena, founder, Mahabodhi International Meditation Centre, Leh-Ladakh also shared their views and insights during the live program.
After the addresses, a live demonstration of the Common Yoga Protocol was conducted by the experts of Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga under the leadership Dr Ishwar V. Basavaraddi, Director MDNIY wherein more than 3000 Yoga sadhaks fulfilled the Common Yoga Protocol under the ambiance of Red Fort. The program was streamed through various social media platforms of the ministry of Ayush, MDNIY, and other yoga institutions.