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"Shri Narendra Modi attended the Yog Mahotsav at Ramlila Maidan in New Delhi"
"The Yog Mahotsav coincided with the Martyrs Day, and witnessed millions of people from across the world taking part in Yoga"
"It was believed that Yoga is something only seers do in caves. Ramdev ji made this a mass movement, and integrated everyone with it. I congratulate Yogi Shri Ramdev for this: Shri Modi"
"Baba Ramdev has nothing to do with people or parties. He has a fire that why is there black money, corruption. The issue he raises, I really respect and I feel they are the issues I want to raise...sadly some people lose their sleep over it and trouble him: Shri Modi"
"It’s about what kind of nation we want to make as the nation turns 75. Poorest of the poor have homes, everyone has jobs, there is water, power and sanitation. Is this too much to ask: Shri Modi"

On the evening of 23rd March, 2014, Shri Narendra Modi attended the Yog Mahotsav at Ramlila Maidan in New Delhi.

Organized by Patanjali Yogpeeth and Bharat Swabhiman Trust, the Yog Mahotsav coincided with the Martyrs Day, and witnessed millions of people from across the world taking part in Yoga. Organized across 650 districts of India and in over 40 countries of the world, the Yog Mahotsav marked the occasion of the death anniversaries of freedom fighters Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Shaheed Sukhdev and Shaheed Rajguru, and had Shri Narendra Modi felicitating the families of the freedom fighters.

Speaking on the occasion, Shri Modi acknowledged and appreciated Yog Guru Baba Ramdev’s efforts at ensuring a Swastha Bharat, through the power of Yoga, and said, “It was believed that Yoga is something only seers do in caves. Ramdev ji made this a mass movement, and integrated everyone with it. I congratulate Yogi Shri Ramdev for this. He has also utilised technology, and I think this is a world record.” He further spoke of the immense yet untapped potential of Yoga in eliminating various vices, and mentioned how the Central government was least bothered at realizing the true value of Yoga. “Yog is not only about Rog Mukti but also Bhog Mukti. Yoga can be our cultural ambassador. We can reach out to the world through this medium. I am very happy that this Mahotsav began in Surat and I had the honour to be present there,” stated Shri Modi.

Shri Narendra Modi attended the Yog Mahotsav at Ramlila Maidan in New Delhi

Shri Modi also affirmed how this initiative of Baba Ramdev solely focused on creating a healthy society, and was not a result of any political inclination. Appreciating Baba Ramdev’s thoughts towards ensuring a corruption-free society, Shri Modi said, “Baba Ramdev has nothing to do with people or parties. He has a fire that why is there black money, corruption. The issue he raises, I really respect and I feel they are the issues I want to raise...sadly some people lose their sleep over it and trouble him.”

On the occasion, Shri Modi also remembered the contribution of freedom fighters in the Nation’s freedom struggle and expressed reverence while mentioning how the people in pre-Independence era had the honour to die for the Nation, but today, we must instead be living for the Nation. “I bow to all the martyrs who gave their life for the nation. Before 1947 people had the honour to die for the nation. Sadly we don't have that honour but we have to live for the nation. Today, it should be about devoting ourselves to the people of India, to Bharat Mata,” said Shri Modi.

Shri Modi also spoke of how efforts should be directed at making the Nation such that it pays a rich tribute to the freedom fighters on the completion of India’s 75th year of Independence in 2022. He mentioned that this was possible only if the poor had homes, all were employed and basic amenities of water, power and sanitation was made available to all. “It’s about what kind of nation we want to make as the nation turns 75. What is the tribute we want to give to freedom fighters? Poorest of the poor have homes, everyone has jobs, there is water, power and sanitation. Is this too much to ask,” stated Shri Modi.

Most revered Morari Bapu ji, Bhai Shri Ramesh Bhai Oza, Swami Avdheshanand Giri and Swami Govind Vyas were among the dignitaries present on the occasion.

Shri Narendra Modi attended the Yog Mahotsav at Ramlila Maidan in New Delhi

Shri Narendra Modi attended the Yog Mahotsav at Ramlila Maidan in New Delhi

Shri Narendra Modi attended the Yog Mahotsav at Ramlila Maidan in New Delhi

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PM to deliver Keynote address at the 5th edition of VivaTech on 16th June
June 15, 2021
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Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will deliver the keynote address at the 5th edition of VivaTech on 16th June 2021 at around 4 PM. The Prime Minister has been invited as a Guest of Honour to deliver the keynote address at VivaTech 2021.

Other prominent speakers in the event include Mr. Emmanuel Macron, President of France, Mr. Pedro Sánchez, Prime Minister of Spain and Ministers/MPs from various European countries. The event will also witness participation of corporate leaders like Mr. Tim Cook, CEO, Apple, Mr. Mark Zuckerberg, Chairman and CEO, Facebook and Mr. Brad Smith, President, Microsoft among others.

VivaTech is one of the largest digital and startup events in Europe, held in Paris every year since 2016. It is jointly organized by Publicis Groupe – a prominent advertising and marketing conglomerate and Les Echos – a leading French media group. It brings together stakeholders in technology innovation and the startup ecosystem and includes exhibitions, awards, panel discussions and startup contests. The 5th edition of VivaTech is scheduled to be held between 16-19 June 2021.