International Day of Yoga or commonly referred to as Yoga Day, is celebrated annually on 21 June since its inception in 2015.
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1. Why 21 June Is Celebrated As Yoga Day ?
The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his UN address suggested the date of 21 June as the International Yoga Day. And he did so because 21 June is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and shares special significance in many parts of the world.
2. How Did The International Yoga Day Become So Successful ?
On 11 December 2014, India’s Permanent Representative Asoke Mukherji introduced the draft resolution in United Nation’s General Assembly. The Draft Received a massive support of 177 Member Countries , and than it was adopted without even a voting.
This initiative found support from many global leaders. A total of 177 nations co-sponsored the resolution, which is the highest number of co-sponsors ever for any UNGA resolution of such nature. Thus is the main reason behind the success of Yoga Day.
3. Know About The First Ever International Yoda Day!
The first International Day of Yoga was observed all over the world on 21 June 2015. The day devoted to yoga was observed by millions across the world. NCC cadets entered the Limca Book of Records for the “largest yoga performance simultaneously by a single uniformed youth organisation” by performing at multiple venues.
The event at Rajpath(INDIA) established two Guinness world records. The two records were for the largest yoga class, featuring 35,985 people,and for the largest number of participating nationalities (84 nations).
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Norwegian scientists have found that yoga may boost people’s immune systems, while Australian researchers found it may curb binge eating.