Momentum growing for an International Day of Yoga

Among the many things Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi talked about at his United Nations speech a month ago was the idea for an International Day of Yoga.

His call is gaining some serious momentum, as this Times of India story makes clear:

As many as 50 countries – US, Canada and China most recently — have signed up for co-sponsorship of a draft resolution which India’s UN mission is preparing for declaring June 21 as international Yoga day.

The resolution will be submitted soon to the UN secretariat with the government looking to aggressively push for its adoption before the end of this year. Perhaps India’s most significant export to the world, the ancient art of Yoga is fast taking centre-stage in Modi’s soft power push.

I’m thinking maybe Asana Across America? (You read that here first.)

Posted by Steve

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