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Ivanka Trump lauds PM Modi’s yoga regime, calls it ‘wonderful’

Ivanka thanked the Indian PM for sharing his fitness regime.

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Last Updated: Apr 01, 2020, 01.18 PM IST
Ivanka Trump gave PM Modi's fitness video a thumbs-up.
Ivanka Trump gave PM Modi's fitness video a thumbs-up.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been sharing his fitness regime with his followers on social media. On Tuesday, he posted a video where he is seen practising Yoga Nidra, and added a caption: “It furthers overall well-being, relaxes the mind, reduces stress and anxiety.

Hours after Modi’s tweet, Ivanka Trump gave a thumbs-up as she quoted his tweet and described the video as "wonderful".

Ivanka, who is a senior advisor to her father and US President Donald Trump, thanked Prime Minister Modi for sharing the video, using the hashtag #TogetherApart.

In February, Ivanka had accompanied her father and US President Donald Trump during his maiden visit to India in February. Trump was accompanied by First Lady Melania, daughter Ivanka, son-in-law Jared Kushner and the top brass of his administration.

The popularity of yoga has extended to many parts of the US for the last several years. However, it seems to have peaked following the declaration of International Yoga Day by the United Nations in 2015 and Prime Minister Modi taking a proactive step in its awareness.

The Indian Embassy in the US, on Monday started a daily online yoga class. The emphasis of these classes are on using the yoga postures and breathing exercises to strengthen the immune system, the embassy said in a tweet. The classes are streamed through the embassy's Facebook page.

Congressman Tim Ryan on Tuesday said that for a long time, practising yoga and mindfulness have helped him take care of his mental health.

"In uncertain times like these, looking after ourselves and our loved ones is especially important," he said.

A nationwide 21-day lockdown was enforced on March 24 to check the spread of coronavirus as social distancing is possibly the only way to prevent people from infecting the deadly virus.

In India, the death toll due to COVID-19 went up to 32 and the number of cases rose 1,251 by Monday 9.30 pm, up from 1,024 cases and 27 deaths on Sunday evening, according to the Union Health.

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