International Yoga festival: Uttarakhand
On the eve of International Yoga Festival in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated that world is threatened(धमकी दी) by the twin challenges of terrorism and climate change. Healso stated that there should be peace(शांति) among nations and yoga helps create harmony and peace within individuals, society, nation and all across the world. He quoted Swami Vivekananda saying expansion(विस्तार) is life and contraction is death. He appreciated (की सराहना की) the work of Parmarth Niketan in bringing Yoga closer to people across the world.