India conducts world's biggest 'Surya Namaskar' demonstration event; over 75 lakh participate

The demonstration event was organised by the Ministry of Ayush on January 14, 2022, marking the event of Makar Sankranti. As per reports, several renowned personalities participated in the event which was lauded by PM Narendra Modi.

India conducts world's biggest 'Surya Namaskar' demonstration event; over 75 lakh participate

India's Ministry of Ayush. on Friday January 14, 2022, marking the occasion of Makar Sankranti, conducted world's biggest 'Surya Namaskar' demonstration event virtually. The programme was launched virtually by Union Ayush Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and MoS for Ayush Dr Munjapara Mahendrabhai. 

Eminent names like Baba Ramdev, Acharya Balkrishna, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Sadguru Jaggi Vasudev and other notable personalities from different parts of the world also joined in the inaugural programme.

As per reports, the event aimed at observing surya namaskar for vitality and was attended by more than 75 lakh people from all over the world. It is being said that attendees performed surya namaskar together to keep the body and mind healthy and keep themselves safe during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

In his inaugural address, the Union Minister said that sun worship is done through Surya Namaskar to improve the physical and mental well-being of people, and the event was being promoted for the wellness and health of mankind. Besides the above mentioned personalities, many leading Yoga Masters and Yoga enthusiasts from all over the world joined, demonstrated Surya Namaskar and shared their views on the same

Prime Minister Narendra Modi  emphasized the importance of staying fit and praised the 75 lakh Surya Namaskar Challenge. Responding to Sports Authority of India tweet, he said, "The ongoing global pandemic has reaffirmed the importance of keeping fit and boosting immunity. This is a great effort to do so. At the same time, I again appeal to you all to follow all COVID-19 related protocols, wear masks and get vaccinated if eligible."

Sharing his thought, Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev said that the Surya Namaskar movement aims to make people aware of the basis of life force. Yoga means to unite people and we are doing the same by uniting more than 75 lakh people performing Surya Namaskar together.

Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar added that the energy of the sun awakens the immunity within us, which can save us from this global epidemic. Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, founder of Isha Foundation, said that everything in the world is governed by the energy of the sun. Performing Surya Namaskar daily improves physical and psychological health.

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