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NEW DELHI: Noting that alertness of 130 crore Indians has become an example for the world in the fight against COVID-19, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that household wisdom, habits and Yoga-Ayurveda also played a big role in the fight against the pandemic.

Addressing 75 years celebration of Shri Ram Chandra Mission, the Prime Minister called upon the people to work towards making India “a hub of spiritual and wellness tourism”.

“In recent time, the world has seen an example of how little alertness in daily life can help get over a huge crisis.  We are all witness to how alertness of 130 crore Indians became an example for the world in the fight against coronavirus.  In this fight, the wisdom and habits taught in our homes, Yoga-Ayurveda has also played a big role,” he said.

He said the whole world was concerned about India’s situation when the pandemic unfolded but today “India’s fight against coronavirus is inspiring the whole world”.  

New Delhi, Feb 17 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the NASSCOM Technology and Leadership Forum (NTLF) – 2021, via video conferencing, in New Delhi on Wednesday. (ANI Photo)

The Prime Minister lauded Shri Ram Chandra Mission for instilling meaningfulness, peace, health and spiritual wellbeing among the people.

He also praised the Mission for popularizing yoga.

He said in today’s fast and stressful life when the world is fighting lifestyle-related diseases and pandemic, Sahaj Marg, Heartfulness and Yoga are like a beacon of hope for the world.

The Prime Minister said India is playing a central role in global vaccination.

“Our vision for wellness is as much global as it is domestic. India has much to offer in health and wellness,” he said.

Calling upon people “to work towards making India a hub of spiritual and wellness tourism”, he said “Yoga and Ayurveda can contribute to a healthy planet”.

“It is our aim to present these to the world in a language they understand,” he said.

Pointing to growing global interest in Yoga and meditation, he referred to the growing challenge of depression and expressed the hope that ‘Heartfulness’ programme will help in tackling that.

“Disease-free citizens, mentally strong citizens will take India to new heights,” he said.

The Prime Minister said India’s idea of wellness goes beyond merely curing disease and there has been extensive work on preventive healthcare.

India is following a human-centric approach to furthering global good and this approach is based on a healthy balance of welfare, well-being and wealth, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday.

Addressing celebration of 75 Years of Shri Ram Chandra Mission, the Prime Minister said that in today’s fast and stressful life when the world is fighting lifestyle-related diseases and pandemic, ‘Sahaj Marg’, ‘Heartfulness’ and Yoga are like a beacon of hope for the world.

Referring to India’s handling of coronavirus pandemic, the Prime Minister said that alertness of 130 crore Indian became an example for the world and the household wisdom and Yoga-Ayurveda played a big role in this.

He said Ayushman Bharat scheme has more beneficiaries than the populations of America and many European nations.

“India is following a human-centric approach to furthering global good. This human-centric approach is based on a healthy balance of welfare, well-being and wealth,” he said.

Speaking on India’s focus on wellness, the Prime Minister noted that the Indian idea of wellness goes beyond merely curing disease and there has been extensive work on preventive healthcare.

“The popularity of Yoga is known to you all. This importance to wellness is aimed at ensuring our youth stay fit. And, they do not have to deal with lifestyle-related diseases. When the world needed medicines for COVID-19, India is proud to have sent them all over. Now, India is playing a central role in global vaccination. Our vision for wellness is as much global as it is domestic, he said.

The Prime Minister said  India’s public welfare schemes have touched many lives and referred to measures related to universal sanitation coverage, smoke-free kitchens, banking the unbanked, access to technology and housing for all.

“Even before the global pandemic came, the country had increased the focus on wellness,” he said. (ANI)