Since 2015, June 21 has been designated as the International Day of Yoga on a global basis. Yoga is a priceless gift from ancient Indian tradition and is now recognised as one of the most effective ways to improve both physical and mental health. International Yoga Day’s theme for this year is “Yoga for Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam,” which perfectly captures our shared aspiration of “One Earth, One Family, One Future.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi took an initiative to propose the International Day of Yoga on September 27, 2014, during his speech to the UN General Assembly. According to PM Modi, yoga is a gift of India that may improve people’s health and happiness worldwide. On December 11, 2014, 193 of the UN’s member countries decided to observe June 21 as the International Day of Yoga. The commemoration of the first day occurred on June 21, 2015. This year on 21st June 2023 he led his own yoga session on the North Lawn of UN Headquarters in New York, at the start of his US state visit.
The International Day of Yoga is enthusiastically observed every year all across the world.