Yoga's cosmic message established India as world's spiritual thought leader: Chhattisghar CM Raman Singh


Submitted by Rashmi on Sun, 2016-06-19 13:54 New Delhi : Asserting that yoga with its cosmic message of universal union established India as the world's spiritual thought leader two millennia ago, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Sunday urged all to practice the same for physical well-being and spiritual enlightenment. "On #IDY2016, I urge every citizen of Earth to practice #Yoga for physical well being and spiritual enlightenment," Singh tweeted. "Yoga with its cosmic msg of universal union established India as world's spiritual thought leader 2 millennia ago," he added. A yoga practice session for the legislators is being held today at the Chhattisgarh Assembly Complex. The Chief Minister was yesterday all gaga about Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rule at the Centre, saying the latter has brought in 'magical change' in the entire nation in the last two years. With as many as 10,000 people participating in the International Yoga Day celebrations in the national capital on June 21, the Centre in collaboration with the Ministry of AYUSH and the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) is all set to organize the mega event at the Connaught Place. Buoyed by the success of the United Nations' recognising June 21 as the 'International Yoga Day' and huge participation in last year's Yoga Day celebrations at the Rajpath here, Prime Minister Modi has asked all his Cabinet colleagues and ministers to commemorate Yoga Day with the people by fanning out across the nation. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has released a list of 50 ministers with their assigned locations, where they will participate in the Yoga Day celebrations on Tuesday. The list of 50 leaders includes even towering names like Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh (Lucknow), Finance Minister Arun Jaitley (Mumbai), Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu (Delhi), Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar (Kanpur), Union Road transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari (Nagpur) and Union HRD Minister Smriti Zubin Irani (Bhopal) besides others. Prime Minister Modi will also attend an 'International Yoga Day' function in Chandigarh, where over one lakh people will be participating. He will be joined by Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev on the occasion. The Prime Minister had in his address at the mass yoga demonstration event at Rajpath last year said it is the beginning of a new age to train the human mind to achieve new heights of peace and harmony. "This has been a tradition for centuries and over the time a lot of things became associated with it. Mind, body, soul, intellect should all be balanced and in harmony, they should be in their natural state of balance and to achieve this state yoga plays an important role," said the Prime Minister. "Today on the beginning of this occasion, I want to convey that it is only and the only programme for human welfare, a programme for de-stressed world, a programme to spread love, peace, unity and harmony, it is a programme to spread the awareness about Yoga and to forever make it a part of our lives," he said. (ANI)