International Day of Yoga 2020 

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The main national event for the 6th International Day of Yoga (IDY) will be held on 21st June 2020 at Leh, the capital of UT of Ladakh and the event will be led by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi. 

About International Day of Yoga  

  • The idea of International Day of Yoga was first proposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his speech at the UN General Assembly (UNGA), on September 27, 2014. 
  • A draft resolution on ‘International Day of Yoga’ introduced by India’s Ambassador to UN received support from 177 nations, the highest number of co-sponsors for any UNGA resolution. 
  • Thereafter, the United Nations proclaimed June 21 as the International Day of Yoga. 
  • International yoga day coincides with the summer solstice (The Sun being directly overhead the Tropic of Cancer). 
  • Yoga is inscribed in the list of UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity of India. 
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