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Yoga can help overcome the challenges facing humanity: Sumitra Mahajan

NEW DELHI || The two-day ‘International Conference on Yoga for Body and Beyond’ came to a successful close in New Delhi today. The conference was organized by the Ministry of AYUSH as a part of International Day of Yoga celebrations. The International Conference was held to deliberate upon the benefits of yoga to the individual, community, the society and the world at large. It was attended by Yoga experts from India and more than 80 international delegates from 35 countries.

sumSpeaking at the valedictory session today, the Hon’ble Lok Sabha Speaker, Smt Sumitra Mahajan said that India has always believed in conquering the hearts of people, not by invasion, but by its culture and traditions. India has won the hearts of the world by giving it something extra ordinary like Yoga, she explained. Smt Sumitra Mahajan said that its a great achievement that by Celebrating the International Day of Yoga, the people have decided to create a healthy world. She said that the whole theory of Yoga is to go beyond the mind. Smt Mahajan said that Yoga has several aspects, while some people look it as a part of medical science others consider it as a form of meditation and for yet others, it’s a source of peace and joy.

The Lok Sabha Speaker said that today the humanity is faced with several challenges like terrorism, extremism, consumerism and climate change. These challenges can be met if we adopt Yoga in our lives since Yoga teaches us to live in harmony with nature and to lead a balanced life. It is our great achievement that with the Declaration of International Day of Yoga by the United Nations, we have been successful in popularising yoga all over the world , the usefulness of yoga is universal and the whole world has accepted it eagerly, she added.

Addressing the valedictory session, the Minister of State for AYUSH (Independent Charge), Shri Shripad Yesso Naik expressed his happiness that the level of participation in the International Conference has remarkably increased from India and abroad this year. “The way the world is accepting Yoga, I am sure in the days to come the world will further recognize Yoga as a vital contribution of India to rid the mankind of disease and promote peace and tranquility amongst the various nationalities and a healthy world” the Minister said.