J&K’s Yoga enthusiasm will be immortalized in minds: PM Modi

| Updated: 21 June, 2024 4:36 pm IST

SRINAGAR: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the citizens of Srinagar at Dal Lake on the occasion of International Day of Yoga on 21 June.

Addressing the gathering, the Prime Minister said that the enthusiasm and commitment shown by the people of Jammu & Kashmir towards yoga will be immortalized in the minds of people.

He underlined that the rainy weather conditions, leading to a fall in temperature, failed to dampen the spirit of the people, even though the International Yoga Day program was delayed and had to be fragmented into 2-3 parts.

PM Modi highlighted the importance of yoga becoming an instinct of life for self and society and said that the benefits of yoga can be reaped when it is integrated into daily life and takes a simpler form.

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Prime Minister said that meditation, which is part of yoga, can intimidate common people due to its spiritual overtones. However, it could be easily understood as concentration and focus on things. He said that this concentration and focus can be cultivated with practice and techniques, yielding great results with minimal tiredness and helping to avoid distractions. Apart from the spiritual journey, which will eventually come, meditation is a tool for self-improvement and training.

“Yoga is as important, applicable, and powerful for the self as it is for society,” the Prime Minister emphasized. He said that entire humanity benefits when society benefits from yoga. He recalled watching a video about a competition organized in Egypt regarding photographing or making a video on yoga at the country’s iconic tourism centres and praised the efforts of those taking part in it.

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“Similarly, yoga and tourism can become a major source of employment in Jammu & Kashmir,” the Prime Minister highlighted.

Prime Minister Modi lauded the commitment of the people of Jammu & Kashmir to withstand the harsh weather conditions and come out in large numbers to show their support for the International Yoga Day 2024 event in Srinagar.

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