PM Narendra Modi’s Yoga Day speech: Top quotes

Narendra Modi greeted the participants on International Yoga Day in Lucknow and motivated them to follow Yoga.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 21, 2017 11:41 am
international yoga day 2017, yoga day, narendra modi yoga, narendra modi yoga day, modi yoga day, narendra modi speech, modi yoga day speech, india news Prime Minister was seen performing asanas along with hundreds of yoga enthusiasts even as there was a light drizzle at the event.

On the occasion of the third International Yoga Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath took part in the festivities at Ramabai rally ground in Lucknow. After addressing the gathering, the Prime Minister was seen performing asanas along with hundreds of yoga enthusiasts even as there was a light drizzle at the event.

Top quotes from PM Modi’s speech on International Yoga Day 2017

* Many countries which do not know our language, tradition, or culture, are now connecting to India through Yoga. The practice, which connects body, mind and soul, has played a big role in binding the world too.

* Earlier, Yoga was only restricted to saints and seers in the Himalayan mountains. Now, it has become part of every person’s life

* It is not important to perform yoga for 24 hours. 50 or 60 minutes (is fine) because it lends harmony to the body, mind and intellect. If 1.25 billion Indians and people around the world can attain this state of well-being, then humankind can also tide over problems born out of human thoughts

* Just as the importance of salt is not only to lend taste to food, but also ensure well-being of the body, similarly Yoga can have the same importance as salt has in life.

* Yoga, which connects body, mind and soul has played a big role in connecting the world too.

* Young people have accepted Yoga as a profession. In countries across the world, there is a new market being created around Yoga.

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    Bhogi Feku
    Jun 21, 2017 at 5:05 pm
    Who cares to read what this Bhogi Feku says. Shameless fellow who is stalking other's wives and giving big lectures. Hypocrite of the highest order.
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      yash sehgal
      Jun 21, 2017 at 2:30 pm
      BJP that came to power due to scams n appea t of muslims of congress as a retaliation, feels it has taken people for granted..people don't hv 'roti', what wud they do with yoga or else..it must change its name to Bhartiya Jumla Party (bjp) ..how blatantly they r befooling people by digressing from main issues. People will take stock in 2019 elections.
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        Shamsul Islam
        Jun 21, 2017 at 2:26 pm
        Any aasans for hungry, suicide committing farmers, raped women, people dying due to absence of health facilities, unemployed youth and those who cannot get education getting costlier with privatization.
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          Parth Garg
          Jun 21, 2017 at 2:03 pm
          The first photo amply speaks -See no truth, Speak no truth. The country is run by showmen.
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            Siva M
            Jun 21, 2017 at 2:07 pm
            Agree :)
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            kapil phogat
            Jun 21, 2017 at 1:47 pm
            we should follow yoga it help up wake up early in the morning and 40 min. will take care of day
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              Riz
              Jun 21, 2017 at 1:16 pm
              "In countries across the world, there is a new market being created around Yoga".... Gujju of baniya party can sell a comb to a bald person.... LOL
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                The Observer
                Jun 21, 2017 at 10:31 am
                Full credit to him for regalvanizing the importance of Yoga globally. whereas ISIS, Muslims etc, are teaching hate and fundamentalism our PM is advocating a holistic approach to living.
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                  Siva M
                  Jun 21, 2017 at 2:11 pm
                  Please can you ask him to do some good to the people and country instead of advocating a holistic approach to living? We did not elect him to promote Hinduism and Yoga if you don't know.
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                    jackal
                    Jun 21, 2017 at 3:53 pm
                    Muslims do perform namaz 5 times a day with poses similar to yoga but definitely different in content because namaz needs more concentration and deep spritual indulgence while yoga by these politicians is just a photo op. 10 minutes of intense concentration multiplied by 5 50 minutes or more, every day of their life. On firdays and other special occations they have more of namaz. So what i mean to tell is yoga is old stuff, nothing new and should not take precedence over other important needs of the nation.
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                      Bhogi Feku
                      Jun 21, 2017 at 5:09 pm
                      Observer, you can go and lick the chaddi of Mohan Bhagwat. That is what you were born for. That will galvanize your smell sense a little.
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