India marks World Health Day with Yoga at Red Fort

On the Occasion of World Health Day celebrated, Ministry of AYUSH organized Yoga Utsav- a health awareness programme for the International Day of Yoga, at Red Fort.

The Yoga Utsav has been organized prior to the International Yoga Day in view of the Indian Government's initiative of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav. "Yoga is our ancestral way of life. We have kept this Yoga exercise today before International Yoga Day in relation to the 'Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav," said the Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla.

"Yoga is effective not only in prevention and control but also in the treatment of diseases. The whole world today is adopting Yoga for a healthier lifestyle," read Om Birla's recent tweet.

The Indian Minister Sarbanda Sonowal in one of his recent tweets called everyone to be a part of the AYUSH movement and said, "The gifts of AYUSH have served humanity since ancient times."

"Not just India, but other Christian and Islamic nations have also understood the significance of Yoga and practicing it with the help of the United Nations," said Minister G Kishan Reddy during the World Health Day celebration.

The Minister of State for External Affairs of India Meenakshi Lekhi stated the message of the organized Yoga Utsav as "by realizing the importance to prevent ailments, the message is to encourage people to stay healthy and encourage them to stay indulged in preventive healthcare."

(ANI)

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