Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has said that illnesses and diseases such as blood pressure, heart attack and even coronavirus can be prevented if a person overcomes mental stress. The chief minister was speaking at the Yog Mahotsav event in Rishikesh on Sunday about the benefits of practising yoga for better health.
The Yog Mahotsav event is held in Rishikesh every year in March.
Adityanath, while addressing the crowd, said that yoga had put India in the spotlight under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He said that many people around the world are suffering from mental illnesses and yoga helps to keep the mind healthy, but also added that contracting coronavirus can be prevented if one overcame mental stress.
“The world needs to be free of illnesses of the body and mind. If one overcomes mental illness, then one can avoid diseases such as blood pressure, heart attack, kidney failure, liver issues and even the coronavirus,” Adityanath said. The UP CM then went on to highlight the importance of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and the impact the campaign has made to endorse cleanliness drives in the country.
Adityanath’s comments come during one of the worst health crises the world has seen in recent times, with more than 3,000 people succumbing to COVID-19 as the death toll continues to rise.
In India, three positive cases for coronavirus were reported on March 2. The health ministry has assured that efforts are on to detect the virus.