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Sadhguru at UN: Yoga, the Power of Inclusiveness (Full Transcript)

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Sadhguru was at the UN Assembly Hall, Geneva, on June 27, 2019, in conversation with Dr Soumya Swaminathan, Chief Scientist at the World Health Organization, and Francis Gurry, Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization.

Following is the full transcript of the conversation on “Yoga, the Power of Inclusiveness”.

TRANSCRIPT: 

INTRODUCING SPEAKER: Good evening.

Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudevji; Mr. Francis Gurry, Director General, World Intellectual Property Organization; Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, Chief Scientist, World Health Organization; Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, it gives me great pleasure to welcome you all to this event to celebrate the fifth UN International Day of Yoga, at this prestigious venue, the very first design to be a platform to bring the world together, in a spirit of co-operation and inclusion, to address issues facing mankind.

It was hundred years ago that the League of Nations was conceived, and these very premises were meant to host it. In 2014, the initiative of the Prime Minister of India, Mr. Narendra Modi, himself, a dedicated and longstanding practitioner of yoga, to have 21st June declared as an International Day of Yoga, won the overwhelming endorsement of the international community.

Now as the relevant UN General Assembly Resolution notes, yoga provides a holistic approach to health and well-being and that the wider dissemination of information about the benefits of practicing yoga would be beneficial for the health of the world population.

Traditionally, we have celebrated International Yoga Day by practicing the asanas of physical postures contained in the common yoga protocol, which was developed by the Government of India in consultation with leading yoga experts and institutions in India.

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