Not even three months after new Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi suggest the world establish a day for yoga, the United Nations has done just that. From the Times of India:
Less than three months after Prime Minister Narendra Modi proposed the idea, the UN general assembly on Thursday adopted an India-led resolution declaring June 21 as ‘International Day of Yoga’, recognizing that “Yoga provides a holistic approach to health and well-being.”
The resolution on ‘International Day of Yoga’ was introduced by India’s ambassador to UN Asoke Mukerji and had 175 nations joining as co-sponsors, the highest number ever for any general assembly resolution.
It recognised that Yoga “provides a holistic approach to health and well-being” and that wider the dissemination of information about benefits of practising Yoga would be beneficial for the health of the world population.
For what it’s worth, I can’t find a thing about it on the UN’s own site (including its press center). If/when I do, I’ll link over to it. But there is other news coverage.
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