Mohali, Jun 10: Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar today 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. Also Read - Farm laws: Punjab CM asks state MLAs to accompany him for meeting with President

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.(Also Read: Rahul Gandhi to lead Congress sit-in against drugs in Punjab) Also Read - Hoshiarpur Rape: Gandhis Can't See Atrocities Against Women in States Where Congress is in Power, Says BJP

He said that yoga is not just asanas or physical exercise rather its 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. Also Read - Punjab CM Amarinder Singh's Son Summoned By Enforcement Directorate