Yoga has nothing to do with religion, should be in school curriculum: VP


Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu Celebrated International Yoga day in Mumbai. While interacting with people Vice president said that Yoga is a holistic approach towards health and well being with physical, emotional and spiritual dimensions to it. In this occasion the Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis and other dignitaries were also present.

Vice president enlighten people that Yoga advocates purity of mind, speech and body, contentment, acceptance of others, perseverance, self study, self reflection, contemplation of the supreme being. The worrisome trend of youngsters restoring to extreme steps like ending their lives can be curbed if they develop sense of equanimity and calmness of mind, which can be developed through yoga and meditation.

Venkaiah said Yoga should become a part and parcel of our daily routine to combat the modern-day health problems, both physical and mental. There is also a misconception that Yoga is only a sort of physical exercise meant to help the fitness of an individual. Yoga has nothing to do with religion and some people unfortunately attribute religious overtones to this ancient scientific system.

The Vice President, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu releasing books on Yoga at the 4th International Day of Yoga 2018 celebrations, in Mumbai on June 21, 2018.
The Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Shri Devendra Fadnavis and other dignitaries are also seen.

The word Yoga is derived from two roots. One signifying “connection” and the second signifying “concentration”. It connects physical health with mental equilibrium and emotional tranquility. It promotes concentration and focused attention. Apart from enhancing physical and mental agility, yoga practice makes a person to adopt a balanced attitude towards life at all times.

WHO had recently stated in its report that 61 percent of all deaths in India every year are because of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), which include cardiovascular diseases , cancer, diabetes and chronic respiratory diseases, among others.

The United Nations declared June 21 as the International Yoga Day and is now being celebrated across the globe. Vice president thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for this effort. He said the ancient science of Yoga is India’s invaluable gift to the modern world. The time has come to introduce yoga as part of school curriculum so that India becomes a nation of healthy and happy people in the coming years.”

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