International Yoga Day

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The sixth annual International Yoga Day will be observed on June 21.

June 21 is observed as International Day of Yoga every year since the United Nations declared it in 2015.

 

Background

  • 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.
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