Chandigarh, 20 June-Punjab Sports, Youth Services and NRIs Minister for Home Affairs Rana Gurmeet Singh Sodhi today appealed to the people to observe International Yoga Day at home to prevent the spreading of COVID-19.

In a press statement issued here today, Rana Sodhi said that an unprecedented crisis like COVID-19 is having deadly effect all over the world. Therefore, keeping in view the social distancing norms, we should observe International Yoga Day on June 21 at home by doing various Yoga Asanas.

He said that if we want to do Yoga Asanas in an open area then we should maintain social distancing norm and adhere to other health protocols so that we can keep ourselves and others safe from this virus.

Urging the people to stay indoors, the Sports Minister said that our strength in the fight against COVID-19 is our immunity and we can increase the same through Yoga Asanas. He appealed to people to wash hands regularly, use mask when going out and follow social distancing norms to prevent the disease.