Yoga is a 5,000-year-old physical, mental and spiritual practice Having its origin in India, Which Aims to transform both body and mind. On December 11 in 2014, the United Nations General Assembly declared June 21st as the International Day of Yoga. The declaration came after the call for the adoption of June 21st as International Day of Yoga by Hon’ble Indian Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi during his address to UN General Assembly on September 27, 2014, wherein he stated:
“Yoga is an invaluable gift of Indian ancient tradition . It embodies the 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 nature. “Click to tweet
In Suggesting June 21, which is the Summer Solstice, as the International Day of Yoga, Mr. Narendra Modi had said that “the date is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and has special significance in many parts of the world. “
How World Celebrating Internation Day of Yoga?
The 2nd International Yoga Day celebrated in Morocco
Yoga enthusiasts in Paris with Eiffel Tower in the background
The 2nd International Yoga Day celebrated in Afghanistan
Indian Consulate celebrated 2nd 2nd International Yoga Day on 19 June 2016 at Zoo Lake
Yoga enthusiasts in London with Tower Bridge in the background
Yoga asanas being demonstrated at Yoga Day event in Chandigarh
Yoga for all Seasons: Yoga enthusiasts braved the weather to celebrate the spirit of IDY 2016 on River Thames
Performance of Yoga Asanas by students in Bangladesh
Yoga at Eastern Naval Command in Visakhapatnam
Practice by Army personnel of Central Command in Lucknow
Yoga at sea, onboard INS Airavat on Yoga Day
Early morning yoga training for soldiers at Dharamshala, H.P.