Yoga is India’s gift to the world: PM Modi

Yoga is Indias gift to the worldBUENOS AIRES: Yoga is India’s gift to the world for health and peace, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here as he highlighted the benefits of the ancient Indian practice for overall wellbeing.

Addressing participants at a yoga event, Prime Minister Modi, who is in Argentia’s capital to attend the G-20 summit, said the practice connects everyone to happiness.

“I arrived here just a few hours ago after travelling over 15,000 kilometers in more than 24 hours. And because of your love and enthusiasm, I did not feel at all that I am outside India,” he said in Hindi.

Praising the organizers of the “Yoga for Peace” event, he said it was hard to think of a better name. “Yoga keeps both your body and mind healthy. It strengthens your body and keeps your mind at peace,” Modi, who is here to attend the G20 Summit, said.

The prime minister said if the mind is at peace, there would be peace in family, society, country and the world as well.

“Yoga is India’s gift to the world for health, wellness and peace. It connects us with wellness and happiness. “Yoga is bridging the vast distance between India and Argentina. It is connecting the two countries and their people,” Prime Minister Modi said.

While Argentina has a keen interest in India’s art, music and dance, there are lakhs of fans of Argentine soccer players in our country. Maradona’s name has become part of our daily conversations and sayings, Prime Minister Modi said. PTI

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