Each year, the International Day of Yoga takes place on 21 June. The idea of International Day of Yoga was first proposed by the current Prime Minister of India, Mr. Narendra Modi during his speech at the UNGA, on 27 September 2014 where he stated:
“Yoga is an invaluable gift of India’s ancient tradition. It embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfillment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well-being. It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and the nature. By changing our lifestyle and creating consciousness, it can help in well being. Let us work towards adopting an International Yoga Day.”
For the 2017 Day of Yoga, Modi participated to the event in Lucknow, India where he practiced yoga along with 51,000 participants.
Here is this year’s message form Narendra Modi for the upcoming International Day of Yoga.