Kolkata: Appealing to Pakistan to reconsider its stand about not observing the International Yoga Day celebrations, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Sunday said yoga would have helped in “bringing peace” in their country.
“It is very important to know that 190 countries agreed that yoga is important for mankind and out of those 190 countries nearly 44 were Islamic countries. You can see that yoga is taking place in New York, China, London also,” Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said in Kolkata.
He further told reporters, “In Pakistan there was some initial initiative but it was cancelled at the last moment. It is fine embodiment of our creativity, heritage and what India can offer best to the world for brotherhood for peace. That’s yoga is all about”.
Hundreds of participants today took part in International Yoga Day celebrations in Kolkata, irrespective of gender and age-group.