On June 21, 2020, India and the entire world will be celebrating the International Day of Yoga for the 5th straight year since it was introduced in 2015 after the idea of it was presented by Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of the United Nations General Assembly in 2014.
What Is Yoga?
Yoga is a group of mental, spiritual, and physical practices or disciplines that originated in ancient India. Yoga is one of the 6 Astika schools of Hindu philosophical traditions. There are a number of yoga schools, goals, and practices in Jainism, Buddhism, and Hinduism.
How It Got Declared As An International Day?
Narendra Modi, the current Prime Minister of India, addressed in his United Nations address that the date of June 21, which is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, should be the date for the International Day of Yoga. The date also shares a special significance in many parts of the world.
On September 27, 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi talked about the idea of the International Day of Yoga during his speech at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
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.
After the proposal, the board of the United Nations General Assembly held a consultation on the draft of the resolution, which was later entitled as “International Day of Yoga”, on 14 October 2014.
The consultations were also convened by the delegation of India.
In 2015, the Reserve Bank of India issued a special 10 rupees commemorative coin to mark the International Day of Yoga, which was the first-ever in human history.
International Day of Yoga 2020 Theme
This year is the 6th celebration of the International Day of Yoga, and in light of the coronavirus pandemic, the theme for this year is the ‘Yoga at Home and Yoga with Family’.
This year, it is time for us humans to celebrate the International Day of Yoga with our family inside our houses so we could practice social distancing and we could stop the further spread of the novel coronavirus in our countries.
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All India Roundup greets everyone Happy International Day of Yoga!