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Yoga is India's gift to world for health, peace: PM Modi

ANI  |  Buenos Aires [Argentina] 

Modi on Thursday described as India's gift to the for health, wellness, and peace, adding that the exercise improves the health of both the mind and body of an individual.

Addressing a 'for Peace' event here, Modi congratulated 'The Art of Living' for organising the programme, and said is joining and with a spiritual bond.

The event featured a mass yoga demonstration by 600 people. The programme also featured a song by the famous Argentine singer, Patricia Sosa, a chanting of "Aum Namah Shivaya", and a short Indian classical dance performance.

The spoke of Argentina's interest in Indian philosophy, art, music, and dance, and the immense popularity of Argentine soccer stars such as in

Furthermore, he congratulated the Argentinian hockey team for winning their first match against during the ongoing Cup tournament being held in Bhubaneswar.

Prime Minister Modi underlined that issues such as global economy, sustainable development, climate change, and economic fugitives, which are of interest to the entire global community will come up for discussion at the Summit.

Earlier on Thursday, arrived in for a three-day visit to attend the summit and has a string of bilateral and multilateral meetings to attend to during the short trip.

Prime Minister Modi met and held talks with and Saudi on ways to further extend bilateral cooperation in various issues. He also met the Indian community upon his arrival in

On November 30, is scheduled to meet Chinese Xi Jinping, German and Prime Minister of Netherlands

He is slated to depart for on December 2.

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First Published: Fri, November 30 2018. 10:30 IST