International Yoga Day and Its Significance

International Yoga Day and Its Significance

June 21 is celebrated asInternational Yoga Day. It has been declared by the United Nation via itsresolution no 69\131.

India's Prime Minister NarendraModi plays an important role in celebration of the day.

Addressing the 69th session of UNGerman Assembly on September 27, 2014, he urged the whole world to adopt anInternational Yoga Day.

"Yoga is an invaluable giftof ancient Indian tradition. It embodies unity of mind and body; thought andaction; restraint and fulfilment; harmony between man and nature and a holisticapproach to health and well-being. Yoga is not about exercise but to discoverthe sense of oneness with ourselves, the world and Nature. By changing ourlifestyle and creating consciousness, it can help us to deal with climatechange. Let us work towards adopting an International Yoga Day," said NarendraModi during a speech at the 69 session of United Nations General Assembly.

On December 11, 2014, the 193member United Nations General Assembly passed the resolution to establish 21stJune as International Day of Yoga.

The main motto of celebratingInternational Yoga Day is to create awareness about the benefits of Yoga.

Yoga is both physical and mentalexercise. The logo says, Yoga is for harmony and peace.

Yoga is a gift of ancient Indiantradition. It existed in ancient India in different places in different forms.To achieve a peaceful body and mind, to explore harmony between man and nature,Yoga is a very beneficial physical and mental discipline.

International Yoga Day was firstcelebrated in June 21, 2015 at Rajpath of New Delhi. Celebrating Yoga Day threeyears in a row, this year the main event is held in Ranchi and the theme isclimate change.

Here the question arises, what isthe significance of 21st June? It is the longest day of summer. Sun rays falldirectly on either or both the two tropical latitude lines. So these changesbring a significant impact and that's why it is said that this transitionperiod is good to practice Yoga.Now it is seen that Yoga Day is celebrated witha lot of fervour. It is creating a positive impact which is a good sign for theworld community.

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