On the occasion of 8th International Day of Yoga, PM participates in a Mass Yoga Demonstration at Mysore Palace ground, Mysuru


The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi participated along with thousands of participants in a Mass Yoga Demonstration at Mysore Palace ground, Mysuru on the occasion of 8th International Day of Yoga (IDY) today. Governor of Karnataka, Shri Thawar Chand Gehlot, Chief Minister Shri Basavaraj Bommai, and Union Minister Shri Sarbananda Sonowal were among those present on the occasion.


Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister said the yogic energy, which has been nurtured for centuries by the spiritual centers of India like Mysuru, is today giving direction to global health. Today yoga is becoming a basis for global cooperation and is providing a belief of a healthy life to mankind, he added. He said that today we see that Yoga has come out of the households and has spread all over the world and this is a picture of spiritual realization, and that of natural and shared  human consciousness, especially in the last two years of an unprecedented pandemic. “Yoga has now become a global festival. Yoga is not only for any individual, but for the entire humanity. Therefore, this time the theme of International Day of Yoga is – Yoga for humanity”, he said. He thanked the United Nation and all the countries for taking this theme globally.


Quoting Indian sages the Prime Minister emphasized “Yoga brings peace for us. The peace from yoga is not merely for individuals. Yoga brings peace to our society. Yoga brings peace to our nations and the world. And, Yoga brings peace to our universe.”, he continued “This whole universe starts from our own body and soul. The universe starts from us. And, Yoga makes us conscious of everything within us and builds a sense of awareness”


The Prime Minister remarked that India is celebrating Yoga Day at a time when the country is celebrating its 75th year of independence, the Amrit Mahotsav. This widespread acceptance  of Yoga Day, The Prime Minister said,  is the acceptance of that Amrit spirit of India which gave energy to India’s freedom struggle. That is why Mass Yoga demonstrations are being organised at 75 iconic locations across the country which have been witness to the glorious history of India and have been the center of cultural energy. “The experience of collective yoga at the historical sites of India is  like tying together India’s past, India’s diversity, and India’s expansion”, he elaborated. He also informed about the novel programme ‘Guardian Yoga Ring’ which is a collaborative exercise between 79 countries and United Nations organisations along with Indian Missions abroad to illustrate Yoga’s unifying power that surpasses national boundaries. As the sun apparently moves from the east to the west across the world, the Mass Yoga Demonstrations in the participating countries, if seen from any one point on Earth, will seem to be happening one after the other, almost in tandem, thus underlining the concept of ‘One Sun, One earth’. “These practices of yoga are giving wonderful inspiration for health, balance and cooperation”, he added.


Shri Modi pointed out that Yoga is not just part of life for us, today, it has become a way of life. He said Yoga need not be limited to a particular time and location. He said “no matter how stressful we are, a few minutes of meditation relaxes us and increases our productivity. Therefore, we do not have to take yoga as an extra work. We also have to know yoga and we also have to live yoga. We also have to achieve yoga, we also have to adopt yoga. When we start living yoga, Yoga Day will become a medium for us not to do yoga, but to celebrate our health, happiness and peace.”


The Prime Minister said that today is the time to realize the infinite possibilities associated with yoga. Today our youth are coming in large numbers with new ideas in the field of yoga. He also informed about the Startup Yoga Challenge by the Ayush Ministry. The Prime Minister congratulated the winners of 2021 winners of ‘Prime Minister’s Awards for outstanding contribution for Promotion and Development of Yoga’.


Integrating the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav with celebrations of 8th IDY, Mass Yoga demonstrations are being organised at 75 iconic locations across the country under the leadership of 75 Union Ministers, along with the Yoga Demonstration by the Prime Minister at Mysore. The Yoga demonstrations are also being held by various educational, social, political, cultural, religious, corporate and other civil society organisations and will be attended by crores of people across the country. 


The Prime Minister’s Yoga programme at Mysuru is also part of the novel programme ‘Guardian Yoga Ring’ which is a collaborative exercise between 79 countries and United Nations organisations along with Indian Missions abroad to illustrate Yoga’s unifying power that surpasses National boundaries.


Since 2015, the International Day of Yoga (IDY) has been celebrated worldwide on 21st June every year. The theme for this year’s Yoga day is “Yoga for Humanity”. The theme portrays how Yoga served humanity in alleviating suffering during Covid Pandemic.



Greetings on #YogaDay! https://t.co/dNTZyKdcXv

— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 21, 2022

मैसूरू जैसे भारत के आध्यात्मिक केन्द्रों ने जिस योग-ऊर्जा को सदियों से पोषित किया, आज वो योग ऊर्जा विश्व स्वास्थ्य को दिशा दे रही है।

आज योग वैश्विक सहयोग का पारस्परिक आधार बन रहा है।

आज योग मानव मात्र को निरोग जीवन का विश्वास दे रहा है: PM @narendramodi

— PMO India (@PMOIndia) June 21, 2022

योग अब एक वैश्विक पर्व बन गया है।

योग किसी व्यक्ति मात्र के लिए नहीं, संपूर्ण मानवता के लिए है।

इसलिए, इस बार अंतर्राष्ट्रीय योग दिवस की थीम है- Yoga for humanity: PM @narendramodi

— PMO India (@PMOIndia) June 21, 2022

Yoga brings peace for us.

The peace from yoga is not merely for individuals.

Yoga brings peace to our society.

Yoga brings peace to our nations and the world.

And, Yoga brings peace to our universe: PM @narendramodi

— PMO India (@PMOIndia) June 21, 2022

This whole universe starts from our own body and soul.

The universe starts from us.

And, Yoga makes us conscious of everything within us and builds a sense of awareness: PM @narendramodi

— PMO India (@PMOIndia) June 21, 2022

भारत में हम इस बार योग दिवस हम एक ऐसे समय पर मना रहे हैं जब देश अपनी आजादी के 75वें वर्ष का पर्व मना रहा है, अमृत महोत्सव मना रहा है।

योग दिवस की ये व्यापकता, ये स्वीकार्यता भारत की उस अमृत भावना की स्वीकार्यता है जिसने भारत के स्वतन्त्रता संग्राम को ऊर्जा दी थी: PM

— PMO India (@PMOIndia) June 21, 2022

अंतर्राष्ट्रीय स्तर पर भी हमने इस बार “Guardian Ring of Yoga” का ऐसा ही अभिनव प्रयोग विश्व भर में हो रहा है।

दुनिया के अलग-अलग देशों में सूर्योदय के साथ, सूर्य की गति के साथ, लोग योग कर रहे हैं: PM @narendramodi

— PMO India (@PMOIndia) June 21, 2022

दुनिया के लोगों के लिए योग आज हमारे लिए केवल part of life नहीं, बल्कि योग अब way of life बन रहा है: PM @narendramodi

— PMO India (@PMOIndia) June 21, 2022

हम कितने तनावपूर्ण माहौल में क्यों न हों, कुछ मिनट का ध्यान हमें relax कर देता है, हमारी productivity बढ़ा देता है।

इसलिए, हमें योग को एक अतिरिक्त काम के तौर पर नहीं लेना है।

हमें योग को जानना भी है, हमें योग को जीना भी है।

हमें योग को पाना भी है, हमें योग को अपनाना भी है: PM

— PMO India (@PMOIndia) June 21, 2022


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On the occasion of Janjatiya Gaurav Diwas, PM to visit MP on 15 November

Government of India is celebrating 15th November, the birth anniversary of Amar Shaheed Bhagwan Birsa Munda as Janjatiya Gaurav Diwas. On this occasion, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will visit Madhya Pradesh to participate in Janjatiya Gaurav Diwas Mahasammelan at Jamburi Maidan, Bhopal, where he will launch multiple initiatives for the welfare of the janjatiya community at around 1 PM.

In the Janjatiya Gaurav Diwas Mahasammelan, Prime Minister will launch the ‘Ration Aapke Gram’ scheme in Madhya Pradesh. It is aimed at delivering the monthly quota of PDS Ration to beneficiaries from janjatiya community in their own villages every month, so that they don’t have to travel to the Fair Price Shop to collect their ration.

During the Mahasammelan, Prime Minister will also hand over genetic counselling cards to beneficiaries, marking the launch of the Madhya Pradesh Sickle Cell (Hemoglobinopathy) Mission. The Mission has been developed to screen and manage patients suffering from sickle cell anaemia, Thalassemia and other Hemoglobinopathies and to increase public awareness about these diseases, whose impact is seen to be more profound on the janjatiya community of Madhya Pradesh.

Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone of 50 Eklavya Model Residential Schools across the country in states and UT including Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Tripura and Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu.

Prime Minister will also walk through the exhibition of products made by janjatiya self-help groups and a photo exhibition of martyrs and heroes of the freedom struggle from the janjatiya community of Madhya Pradesh. He will also hand over appointment letters to newly appointed Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups teachers.

During the event, Governor and CM of Madhya Pradesh, Dr. Virendra Kumar, Shri Narendra Singh Tomar, Shri Jyotiraditya M Scindia, Union Ministers of State Shri Prahlad S Patel, Shri Faggan Singh Kulaste and Dr. L Murugan will also be present.

During the visit, Prime Minister will also inaugurate the redeveloped Rani Kamlapati Railway Station and launch multiple initiatives of Railways in Madhya Pradesh.

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Union Minister of Home Affairs and Minister of Cooperation Shri Amit Shah flagged-off an All India Car Rally of National Security Guard (NSG), ‘Sudarshan Bharat Parikrama’ from the historic Red Fort in Delhi on the occasion of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ on the occasion of 75th anniversary of the country’s Independence

Union Minister of Home Affairs and Minister of Cooperation Shri Amit Shah flagged-off an All India Car Rally of National Security Guard (NSG) ‘Sudarshan Bharat Parikrama’, from the historic Red Fort in Delhi on the occasion of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ organized as part of celebrations of 75th anniversary of the country’s Independence. Shri Amit Shah also flagged-in the All India Cycle Rallies of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs). On this occasion, the Union Minister of Home Affairs and Minister of Cooperation felicitated Tokyo Olympic medalist Shri Bajrang Punia. Ministers of State for Home Affairs, Shri Nityanand Rai, Shri Ajay Kumar Mishra and Shri Nishith Pramanik, Union Home Secretary and senior officers of the Government of India and Armed Police Forces were also present at the function.

In his address, the Union Minister of Home Affairs and Minister of Cooperation said that today is a very important and auspicious day for the whole country. Today is the birth anniversary of two great men of India, Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi and former Prime Minister Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri. Shri Amit Shah said if we look carefully at the history of India after the year 1900, we find that both these great men have left their indelible impression on the country’s history. Mahatma Gandhi started a movement against injustice and tyranny from South Africa and gave a mantra called Satyagraha to the world. After returning to India, seeing the extreme poverty, unimaginable exploitation and partiality of the colonial rulers, Gandhi ji devoted his life in the service of Mother India and did everything possible to get freedom for the country. A unique kind of freedom struggle took place in India under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi, where no one took up arms, there was no violence and no bloodshed and 30 crore Indians followed Bapu and in the end India got independence on 15th August 1947. Shri Shah said that the country still remembers the contribution of Bapu in the Freedom Movement and the path shown by him.

Shri Amit Shah said that Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri not only changed all the dimensions of the country’s security, but in the 1965 War, our forces gave a befitting reply to the enemy under his leadership. He said that Lal Bahadur Shastri set an excellent example of how selfless service can be provided in a democracy in a very short span of time. The slogan ‘Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan’ given by Shastri ji is relevant even today. Shastri ji has left an indelible impression on the history of Independent India and presented a fine example to the generations to come. Today, we all pay tribute to him and rededicate ourselves to follow the path shown by him.

The Union Minister of Home Affairs said that today, around 1,000 personnel of CAPFs have reached Rajghat, paying homage to thousands of martyrs during their journey across the country. Shri Shah said that 45 cycle rallies of CAPF from various places across the country have covered a distance of 41,000 kilometres in a month to reach the Red Fort in Delhi. Congratulating the personnel and officers of the Central Armed Police Forces, who participated in the cycle and are participating in the car rally, the Union Home Minister said that the cycle rallies that covered a distance of 41,000 kms and the Sudarshan Bharat Parikrama Car Rally of the NSG starting today are a part of a consciousness awakening in the country. It is a sincere effort and it will lead us towards the fulfillment of the goals of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav. He said that the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi had started the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav on the date when the  Dandi March took placr and now this Amrit Mahotsav is awakening a new consciousness in the minds of the people.

Shri Amit Shah said that the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav has two main objectives. Efforts to revive the immortal saga of unsung martyrs who made the supreme sacrifice in different incidents in every state, district, town and village of the country from the period of foreign invasions to the revolt of 1857 and from 1857 to 1947 for Independence and to connect with the development of the country with this awakening of the spirit of patriotism in the new generation. He said that many people gave their whole life to the freedom of the country and many people made sacrifices for generations due to which we got freedom.

Calling upon the youth of the country, Shri Shah said that we may not get the privilege of sacricing our life for the country, but it is in our hands to live for the country. He said that freedom fighters laid down their lives and brought us to this place by achieving the country’s freedom, but can we live our whole life for the country. No sacrifice is required for this, but, we have to only ensure our participation in the development of the country. Shri Shah said that under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, the path of development of the country has been set, and, we should start walking on that path. He said that if the youth, scientists and technocrats of the country join hands, then everything is possible and India can become self-reliant in the world and we can hold our head high with pride. Along with a self-reliant India, Shri Narendra Modi has also given the slogan of Make in India. Shri Shah said that the youth of the country should associate themselves with this goal so that India becomes the global manufacturing hub and Indian products with label of Made in India can go all over the world. All these goals inspire us to do something for the country. The Prime Minister has set many such resolutions and goals for us, which give an opportunity to serve the country by building a Self-Reliant India.

Shri Amit Shah said that this year of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav is the year for 130 crore Indians to take resolutions and fulfill them and only all these 130 crore resolutions can make India Self-Reliant. He said that it is our collective responsibility to make the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, a source of inspiration, a medium of awakening consciousness and a path for the development of India. Shri Shah said that we all should work in this direction as it is time to make a resolution and convert it into an accomplishment. He exuded confidence that if we make this resolution and dedicate ourselves once again to Mother India with our actions, then in the Centenary year of independence, India will definitely emerge as a big power in the world, that is why the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has decided to celebrate Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav. Shri Amit Shah said that the basic concept of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav is to transform it into actions by awakening consciousness through thousands of events across the country and to create a tremendous power.

The Union Minister of Home Affairs said that all our Central Armed Police Forces personnel are guarding the borders of the country in difficult conditions from minus 43 to 43 degree celsius temperature. It is because of their sacrifice that today we are safe and the country is walking on the path of development. He said that more than 35,000 police and central forces personnel have sacrificed their lives in protecting the sovereignty of the country and keeping it intact. Shri Shah said that today is the day to remember their sacrifices and take a pledge that we will not let their supreme sacrifice go in vain. He said that we will take the country on the path of development and by building a Self-Reliant and proud India, and we will definitely achieve Prime Minister Modi’s goal of a 5 trillion Dollar economy.

During its 7,500 kms long journey, the NSG’s car rally, that was flagged-off today, will pass through important and historical places associated with the Freedom Movement and Freedom Fighters of the country and end on 30th October, 2021 at the Police Memorial in New Delhi. NSG’s car rally will pass through 18 cities in 12 states of the nation and will visit historic places like Kakori Memorial (Lucknow), Bharat Mata Mandir (Varanasi), Netaji Bhawan Barrackpore (Kolkata), Swaraj Ashram (Bhubaneswar), Tilak Ghat (Chennai), Freedom Park (Bengaluru), Mani Bhawan / August Kranti Maidan (Mumbai) and Sabarmati Ashram (Ahmedabad).

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