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Yoga is biggest unifying force in world: PM Modi on International Yoga Day

Dehradun: On the 4th International Yoga day today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said yoga has become one of the biggest mass movements in the quest for good health and well-being as he led an estimated 50,000 enthusiasts to perform asanas at an institute in Dehradun.

Addressing the gathering at the Forest Research Institute (FRI), Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, "Yoga has emerged as the biggest unifying force in the world."

The Prime Minister reached the venue a little after 6:30 am wearing a white t-shirt and a pair of white trousers. PM Modi performed breathing exercises and asanas on the institute's lawn.

In his address, the Prime Minister said from Dehradun to Dublin, from Shanghai to Chicago, from Jakarta to Johannesburg, yoga was everywhere.

“The world has embraced yoga and glimpses of this can be seen in the manner in which International Day of Yoga has been marked every year,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said.

He said the way to lead a calm, creative and content life was yoga.

“In yoga, we have the perfect solution to the problems we face, either as individuals or as a society,” the Prime Minister said.

“Instead of dividing, yoga unites. Instead of furthering animosity, yoga assimilates. Instead of increasing suffering, yoga heals,” he said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said yoga presents a ray of hope for the future of the world.

“Yoga is beautiful because it is ancient yet modern, it is constant yet evolving,” he said.

Thanking PM Modi for selecting Dehradun to host the main event, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat said the move would boost tourism in the state.

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