International Yoga Day
anyway if it is for exercise it is fine but it should not be imposed anyway India a secular country and nobody can force others.
what my question was YOGA day why it is 21June. something to do with RSS cheif...Pls be clear in yourminds WE HAVE TO LIVE IN INDIA SECULAR LIFES AND NOT BRING ANY RELIGIOUS THINGS IN POLITICS. AND MY DEAR BROTHERS PLS TRY TO UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY ARE DOING IT IS HAVING LONG LASTING EFFECTS ON ALL THE COMMUNITIES it is creationg HATRED which is not tuaght in any Religion.
June 21 was declared as the International Day of Yoga by the United Nations General Assembly on December 11, 2014.] Yoga, a physical, mental and spiritual practice having its origin over 6000 years ago in India aims to integrate the body and the mind.
The declaration of this day came after the call for the adoption of 21 June as International Day of Yoga by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his address to UN General Assembly on September 27, 2014 wherein he stated:
"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 within yourself, the world and the nature. By changing our lifestyle and creating consciousness, it can help us deal with climate change. Let us work towards adopting an International Yoga Day."
This initiative found support from many global leaders. At first, the Prime Minister of Nepal Sushil Koirala supported the proposal of Modi. More than 177 countries including USA, Canada, China and Egypt have supported this move, including 175 nations co-sponsoring the resolution. It had the "highest number of co-sponsors ever for any UNGA Resolution of such nature." On Dec 11, 2014, the 193-member U.N. General Assembly approved by consensus a resolution establishing June 21 as 'International Day of Yoga'. ] The resolution also saw a record number of 177 countries co-sponsoring it. more