Championed by the Modi-government on international platforms, Yoga has also become a part of everyday life among the swiss citizens. “Indian teachings such as yoga now are part of everyday life of lot of swiss citizens, also in my life, not everyday but in a weekly life,” Swiss President Doris Leuthard said here today while addressing a business session organised by industry chambers.
She also said that there is a fascination in India for Swiss mountains and it is probably supported by Bollywood films. Following a proposal by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the United Nations (UN) has declared June 21 as the World Yoga Day. The Swiss President also said that India enjoys high respect in her country because “you are the world’s largest democracy and a country that places as much importance in public political participation as we do”. “We are impressed by India’s rich history and culture. They have inspired many Swiss writers and travellers,” she added.