21st June to be celebrated as World Yoga day
In a proud moment for India, the United Nations has adopted June 21 as World Yoga Day on Thursday night after Prime Minister Narendra Modi had urged the world community to celebrate Indian yoga at the international level in his speech at the United Nations General Assembly in September.
The decision is being seen as a huge diplomatic win for India. 170 nations had supported Modi’s proposal. European Union president Herman Van Rompuy had also told Modi in November that the 28-member EU supported his idea for a Yoga Day at the UN.
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