Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said world is threatened by the twin challenges of terrorism and climate change. Addressing International Yoga festival in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand through video conferencing, Mr Modi said there should be peace among nations and yoga helps create harmony and peace within individuals, society, nation and all across the world.
He said by practicing yoga, a spirit of oneness of mind, body, and intellect is created. Saying that yoga makes a person better, he stressed that it is unfair to see yoga only as a set of physical exercises that keep the body fit. He said there is ample evidence that practicing Yoga helps fight stress and life-style related diseases.
Mr Modi said people come to India whenever there is quest to know about self. He quoted Swami Vivekananda saying expansion is life and contraction is death. He appreciated the work being done by Parmarth Niketan in bringing Yoga closer to people across the world.