"I am not a Yoga teacher. But yes, I surely am a Yoga practitioner and yet some people, through their creativity, have made me a Yoga teacher as well and 3-D animated videos of my yoga practice sessions have been prepared," Mr Modi said in his radio broadcast Mann-Ki-Baat programme over All India Radio.Mr Modi said, he would "share these videos" with the people so that a large number of people may do "Aasans and Pranayam together".
Prime Minister also said under the initiative of his government - efforts are being extensively undertaken to make health care "accessible and affordable" for the common people. Mr Modi said he agreed with many people who have shared their views with him through letters and other communication channels that Clean India and an Healthy India are interlinked.
In this context, he maintained: "In the health sector the nation has now moved ahead from the conventional approach. Earlier, every aspect regarding health used to be a responsibility of the Health Ministry alone. But now, all departments and ministries- be it the Sanitation Ministry or Ayush Ministry or Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers, Consumer Affairs Ministry or the Women & Child Welfare Ministry or even the State Governments- they are all working together for Swasth Bharat".
He said "preventive health care is the least costly and the easiest one" and added: "more we become aware about preventive health care, the more beneficial will it be for the individuals, the family and the society".
The first necessity for a healthy life is cleanliness, he underlined.Yoga is a guarantee of both fitness and wellness, he said and expressed satisfaction that Yoga has now become a mass movement and reached every house.
"Less than a hundred days are now left for the International Yoga Day on 21st June. On the previous three International Yoga Days, people in our country and people all over the world participated with great zeal and enthusiasm. This time too, we need to ensure that we do yoga ourselves and motivate our family, friends and all others from now itself to do yoga," he said.
He urged citizens including the media and especially the electronic medium to start a movement wherein there is increase in general awareness among people on the importance of Yoga as a key preventive care to ensure healthy life."Usually, the country’s Television and electronic media do a variety of programmes on Yoga the whole year. Can we, beginning now, till the Yoga Day, devise a campaign to spread awareness on Yoga?,"Prime Minister said.(UNI)