UN to declare June 21 as World Yoga Day
UN will soon declare June 21 as World Yoga Day following a proposal by PM Narendra Modi, external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj said on Sunday.
“Three months ago, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had appealed to the world community that India’s yoga should be celebrated as World Yoga Day. I am happy to inform you that we have received support of 170 nations and four days from on Sunday, the United Nations will declare June 21 as the World Yoga Day,” Swaraj said at a function in the presence of yoga guru Ramdev.
Addressing the ‘Gita Prerna Mahotsav’, organized “to celebrate 5,151 years of religious book Gita” at the Red Fort Maidan in Delhi, the senior BJP leader said that yoga is not merely an exercise, but a road to prosperity and good health.