International Yoga Day: President Ram Nath Kovind says yoga can keep ‘body fit, mind serene’ during COVID-19 outbreak

President Ram Nath Kovind said practicing yoga can help keep the body fit and mind serene amid the coronavirus pandemic

Press Trust of India June 21, 2020 11:26:25 IST
International Yoga Day: President Ram Nath Kovind says yoga can keep ‘body fit, mind serene’ during COVID-19 outbreak

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday said practicing yoga can help keep the body fit and mind serene amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Extending greetings on the International Day of Yoga, he said the ancient science of yoga is India’s great gift to the world. “Glad to see more and more people adopting it,” he tweeted and shared some of his pictures in which he is seen performing yoga.

“Amid stress and strife, especially with COVID-19, practicing yoga can help keep the body fit and mind serene,” the president said in another tweet.

President Kovind practices yoga daily, a Rashtrapati Bhavan official said.

With the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic looming large, the International Day of Yoga is being marked on digital media platforms sans mass gatherings.

This year's theme is 'Yoga at Home and Yoga with Family'.

On 11 December, 2014, the United Nations General Assembly had declared 21 June as ‘International Day of Yoga’.

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