The idea of international Yoga Day was the first proposed by the Prime Minister of India, Mr. Narendra Modi during his speech at the UNGA, on 27 September 2014 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 with yourself, the world and the nature. By changing our lifestyle and creating consciousness, it can help in well being. Let us work towards adopting an International Yoga Day.— Narendra Modi, UN General Assembly
Following this initial proposal, the UNGA held informal consultations on the draft resolution entitled “International Day of Yoga”, on 14 October 2014. The consultations were convened by the delegation of India.
How the world celebrating the International Yoga Day
Yoga creates a balance between our mind, body & soul which ultimately helps us to achieve each & every goal of life. Here are some tweets celebrating the spirit of Yoga.
— PMO India (@PMOIndia) June 21, 2017
Yoga can be practised at all ages to stay fit,
— Vijay Rupani (@vijayrupanibjp) June 21, 2017
Yoga does not remove us from the responsibilities of everyday life but rather places our feet firmly.
— Carlena (@CarlenaBritch) June 21, 2017
Yoga gives us the power to control all our senses and keeps our soul pure, let us make it part of our daily life.
— LifeStyle on RTÉ (@LifeStyleRTE) June 21, 2017
Amazing When PETS join you in doing YOGA !!
— Rosy (@rose_k01) June 20, 2017