International Yoga Day: How June 21 was decided for International Yoga Day, because of this this date was chosen

Today yoga is famous all over the world. In many countries, yoga is being considered an important means for health benefits. Like India, many gurus are giving training for yoga there and this is spreading continuously. The result of this is that the whole world is today International Yoga Day. (International Yoga Day) is celebrating. Now every year on 21 June 2022, International Yoga Day is celebrated and people all over the world celebrate this day for yoga. It is because of India that Yoga has got so much respect and since 2015, International Yoga Day is being celebrated on 21st June.

In such a situation, today we tell you how Yoga got recognition and what role has been played by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in getting Yoga recognized as International Day. In such a situation, we know how International Yoga Day started being celebrated and after all, why only June 21 has been chosen for this day. Know everything related to Yoga Day.

How did you get the tag of International Yoga Day?

If we talk about International Yoga Day, it was PM Modi who first proposed it, after which yoga got this recognition. Let us tell you that after becoming PM in 2014, Narendra Modi had proposed for it in the same year. The idea of ​​celebrating June 21 as Yoga Day was first proposed by PM Modi during his speech at the United Nations General Assembly in September 2014. After that the action started on it.

During this, he said, ‘Yoga is our ancient traditional invaluable gift. Yoga is the embodiment of the unity of mind and body, thought and action, restraint and achievement, and harmony between man and nature. It is a holistic approach to health and wellness. Yoga is not a mere exercise, but a means of achieving harmony with oneself and with the world and nature. It can be helpful in fighting climate change by bringing changes in our lifestyle and creating awareness among us. Let us work towards starting an ‘International Yoga Day’.

Many countries agreed

After this, the draft of the proposal was presented by India’s Permanent Representative Ashok Kumar Mukherjee to the UNGA in December 2014. It was a historic moment for UNGA as the draft received support from its member states, the highest ever in its history. The resolution was approved by the consensus of 177 co-sponsoring countries out of a total of 193 members of the United Nations General Assembly. After this, PM Modi had said during his speech at the first International Yoga Day celebration at Vigyan Bhawan in Delhi, ‘I did not know what kind of unprecedented response our proposal would get.’

Why was 21 days chosen?

According to the report of Times of India, PM Modi chose June 21 because of being the longest day of the year and this date was chosen for this reason. This day is known as summer solstice and has special significance from the point of view of yoga. Also, it is believed that Shiva started giving the knowledge of yoga to the rest of humanity on this day. This was the day when he became the Adi Guru (the first Guru) of Yoga.

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