Celebrated on June 21st is the international Yoga Day or commonly known as Yoga Day since it started in the year 2015. Yoga is a spiritual and physical practice that took birth in India and is widely celebrated here. The date 21st June was personally chosen by the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as it is the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere. The idea of the International Yoga Day was also coined by the Prime minister while giving a speech at the UNGA, on 27 September 2014 where he emphasized on the importance of health and how it can be achieved via yoga when he said,“Yoga is an invaluable gift of India's ancient tradition.”
He further added “It (yoga) embodies the unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and
The resolution for this was co-supported by 177 countries which have been the highest number to date to support any UNGA resolution in this genre. As for the day, Summer solace is also auspicious in terms
Today, on the fourth anniversary of Yoga Day PM Modi will perform yoga with approximately 50000 candidates. More such events will take place led by Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and along with several Union Ministers throughout the country. The event took place in Dehradun at the Forest Research Institute with tight security in this entire place along with Dehradun being more secure than usual due to the Prime Minister’s presence. On the airport, Modi was welcomed by dignitaries like Uttarakhand Governor Krishna Kant Paul and the Chief Minister TS Rawat along with various other important leaders. Yoga events were held in Lucknow, Nagpur, Chennai, Rudraprayag, Hajipur, and Patna where Union minister and leaders like Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari, Suresh Prabhu, Uma Bharti, Ram Vilas Paswan, Ravi Shankar Prasad took part in.