International Yoga Day 2021: A day to spend with family

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International yoga day is an annual event that has its roots in an Indian context but is commemorated every year on 21 June 2021. The idea of International Yoga Day was conceived by Prime Minister Narendra Modi who proposed the concept on September 27, 2014, during his speech at the UN General Assembly. The resolution to adopt June 21 as the International Yoga Day was introduced by India’s Ambassador, Ashoke Kumar Mukerji. Its been a successful journey for India as it received support from 177 nations, the highest number of co-sponsors for any UN Resolution. Currently, countries ranging from Canada to the USA participate in this event.
International Yoga Day is about soothing the body, mind and soul, as yoga is an ancient Indian tradition combining bodily agility with mental relaxation techniques. This year, the theme for the event is “Yoga at Home and Yoga with Family” which is emphasising the importance of maintaining good health, but keeping in mind the current situation of the covid 19 pandemics around the world the theme also focuses on the slogan “stay home stay safe”.
It’s been a successful journey for India as it received support from 177 nations, the highest number of co-sponsors for any UN Resolution. Currently, countries ranging from Canada to the USA participate in this event.

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