Yoga beyond religion, says Modi as he leads nation on International Yoga Day

“Yoga is discipline, dedication, and it has to be followed throughout your life. Yoga is beyond the distinction of age, colour, caste, creed, creed, cult, rich-poor, province, frontier. Yoga belongs to everyone and everyone belongs to yoga,” he said.

“Yoga is ancient and modern. It is constant and evolving. For centuries, the essence of yoga has remained the same. Healthy body, stable mind, spirit of oneness. Yoga provides a perfect blend of knowledge, work and devotion.”

The Prime Minister was speaking on the fifth edition of the International Yoga Day. The event began in Ranchi’s Prabhat Tara ground at 6 am. An estimated 30,000 enthusiasts took part in the celebration. The theme for this year’s event, which is marked by various events across the world, is ‘Climate Action’.

PM Modi, describing the close relationship between yoga and nature, said Ranchi was chosen to host the main event as it has a lot of forests and is close to nature.