In the wake of the controversy surrounding the release of 'Udta Punjab', Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on Friday said the need of the hour was to make Punjab drug free and appealed to people to keep yoga above politics.
"It was important to make Punjab drug free. In the present situation in Punjab, everybody should come forward to make the state drug free and save the youths of Punjab," he said during a meditation session at the Paraplegic Rehabilitation Centre (PRC) here.
He also appealed to everyone to keep yoga above politics and participate in the event on International Yoga Day in Chandigarh in which Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also participate.
Ravi Shankar emphasized the importance of Yoga for every individual irrespective of cast, creed or social status and said people should not drag religion into yoga.
He said that yoga is not just asanas or physical exercise rather itâ€™s a complete science which provides us techniques to lead a stress-free life.
During his brief stay at the centre, Ravi Shankar interacted with the inmates and gave them some tips to remain happy.
On the occasion of International Yoga Day, Lt Gen K J Singh, GoC-in-C of Western Command said an effort will be made to bring Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the PRC and interact with the bravehearts.
He said that a sports complex is going to be inaugurated shortly at the PRC complex for the fitness of its inmates.