Yoga is India’s gift to humanity, says Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu

On International Yoga Day, the Railway minister performed 'asaanas' along with Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu.

By: PTI | Vijaywada | Published: June 21, 2016 1:22 pm
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Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Tuesday said yoga was a gift India gave to humanity, as he took part in the second International Yoga Day celebrations in Vijaywada.

“Our civilisation has given us several divine gifts. Yoga is one. We should be happy that we gave this gift to humanity,” Prabhu said.

On the occasion, the Railway minister performed ‘asaanas’ along with Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, both of whom are regular practitioners of the activity.

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Prabhu said the technique (yoga) could be used to bring about holistic development of the country.

“Yoga will keep our society better. The traditional knowledge and wisdom can guide us to become modern citizens,” he said.

The chief minister, in his address, said yoga taught a way of life that bestowed happiness upon everyone.

“Practice yoga for a peaceful life, healthy life and happiness,” he said.

Pointing out that hyper tension has become a biggest problem in life, Naidu observed that a confused body and mind would not yield any results.

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“Yoga eliminates this as it helps in control of body and mind,” he said.

Yoga was a service, Naidu said and asked students to learn and also teach it.

“You should do this in a mission mode. That will be the real social service,” he said, adding that yoga has been introduced in all colleges in the state.

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The Ayush Department was granted Rs 25 crore for promotion of yoga and 52 centres were set up in the state for imparting training. Over 3,000 students from different schools and colleges, NCC cadets took part in the event. Deputy Chief Minister N Chinarajappa, ministers, MPs, legislators and officials attended the programme.

The chief minister also felicitated yoga teachers on the occasion.

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  1. Mohammad Bin Tughlaq
    Jun 21, 2016 at 8:13 am
    Yoga is just another zero.
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      Deeply Concerned
      Jun 21, 2016 at 11:57 am
      Drrrrrrrrrr.......drrrrrrrr........, all oldies back to childhood games
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        mumbikar
        Jun 21, 2016 at 8:38 am
        can any of our fat politicians and cops touch they toes ? HRD minister wants reachers and parents to join the school kids in doing yoga !!!! does she practice what she preached ? dont think so !!!
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