International Yoga Day since it’s inception in 2015 has acquired a great deal of attention. Indian Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi in his UN address proposed June 21st as International yoga day as it is being the longest day of the year in Northern Hemisphere & shares special significance of this practice in many parts of the world. UNGA (United Nations General Assembly) unanimously declared it as International Yoga day considering it as one of the invaluable gift of Indian Ancient tradition bestowed upon human beings world wide.
Ministry of AYUSH (Govt of India ) made necessary arrangements calling in a lot of dignitaries from various nations & performed yoga asanas creating a buzz across the nation and the world alike. This event at Rajpath established 2 Guiness world records which was awarded to Ministry of Ayush for the tremendous efforts contributed by the department.
Every year, the govt. comes up with a theme & organises the event at different cities; this year PM Narender Modi plans to organise at Dehradun, the most refreshing and highly educated city witnessing a gathering of 60000+ people. Being the 4th annual celebration since it’s inception, this year’s theme by the UN Permanent Mission is “YOGA FOR PEACE”
Today it is practised in various forms around the world & continues to grow in popularity.