International Yoga Day 2019: Date, theme and significance of the yoga day

Speaking of the theme, the same is Climate Action this year and the main event will be done in Ranchi. As per reports, yoga session along with 18,000 people including Chief Minister Raghubar Das, Ministers and senior officials will be held.

Yoga lovers should rejoice as soon people across the world will celebrate International Yoga Day on June 21. For the unversed, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) had declared June 21 as the International Day of Yoga in the year 2014 the same was done on the recommendation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. PM Modi during his address suggested about this day as it is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.

He had said, “Yoga is an invaluable gift of India’s ancient tradition. It embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfilment; 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.”

The draft was first introduced by India's Permanent Representative Mr. Asoke Mukherji in the UNGA and 177 nations also sponsored the resolution and on June 21, 2015, India marked the first celebration and since then, we have been celebrating the same with great fervour.

Speaking of the theme, the same is Climate Action this year and the main event will be done in Ranchi. As per reports, yoga session along with 18,000 people including Chief Minister Raghubar Das, Ministers and senior officials will be held.

Speaking of Yoga, the same is a mental and spiritual exercise and it is widely recogised in many nations. It is practised for its many mental and physical health benefits.

Credits: Pinkvilla

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