The International Day of Yoga has been celebrated annually on 21 June since 2015, following its inception within the United Nations General Assembly in 2014.
Yoga is a physical, intellectual and healthy practice which originated in India. The Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, in his UN deal with advised the date of 21 June, as it’s miles the longest day of the year inside the Northern Hemisphere and stocks a special significance in many parts of the world.
“Yoga is an invaluable gift of India’s ancient tradition. It embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfillment; harmony between man and nature ; a holistic approach to health and well-being. It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and the nature. By changing our lifestyle and creating consciousness, it can help in well being. Let us work towards adopting an International Yoga Day.“
— Narendra Modi at UN General assembly
Following this initial proposal, the UNGA held casual consultations on the draft resolution, entitled “International Day of Yoga”, on 14 October 2014. The consultations had been convened through the delegation of India. In 2015 Reserve Bank of India issued a ten rupees commemorative coin to mark the International Day of Yoga.
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