Do you love yoga? From now on there will be an exclusive day dedicated to yoga. The United Nations on Thursday approved a resolution to observe June 21 as the ‘International Day of Yoga’.
The resolution to commemorate the ancient practice was approved by the 193-member U.N. General Assembly (UNGA). This resolution adds to the other 118 awareness-raising days of observance under U.N.
Indian Prime minister, Mr. Narendra Modi had proposed the idea for International yoga day at UNGA on September 27, 2014 during his inaugural address to the world body.
In his speech at UNGA, Mr. Modi had said, " Yoga 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 with 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."
The resolution has been adopted under the United Nations agenda of 'Global Health and Foreign Policy', and looks to bring attention to the benefits of practicing yoga as well as encourage healthy habits.