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UN Chief Antonio Guterres Extols Yoga’s Universal Appeal and Values

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, in his message commemorating the 10th International Yoga Day, highlighted the profound global impact of yoga, which originates in India but has transcended cultural and geographical boundaries. Guterres emphasized that yoga unites people worldwide through its core principles of balance, mindfulness, and peace, fostering harmony within individuals and between communities. He praised yoga for its ability to promote healing, inner peace, and holistic well-being, noting its significant role in enhancing physical, spiritual, and mental health.

Guterres underscored the theme of this year’s celebration, “Yoga for Self and Society,” urging individuals to draw inspiration from yoga’s timeless values to contribute towards a more peaceful and harmonious future. The event, organized by the Permanent Mission of India to the UN, witnessed participation from global diplomats, yoga enthusiasts, and practitioners, symbolizing yoga’s universal appeal and its capacity to unite humanity in pursuit of common goals.