Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi during his address to UN General Assembly on September 27, 2014 asked the world leaders to adopt, June 21, as International Yoga Day.
Yoga is more than a 5000 year old physical, mental and spiritual practice having its origin in India, aims to transform body and mind.
In suggesting June 21as the International Day of Yoga, Narendra Modi has said that the datum one of the two solstices, is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and has special significance in many parts of the world.
This initiative found support from many global leaders. More than 175 countries including USA, Canada, China have supported.
On Dec 11, 2014, The 193-member U.N. General Assembly approved by consensus a resolution establishing June 21 as ‘International Day of Yoga’. Bikram Choudhury, joins the Yoga community to congratulate all the Yogis and Yoginis and specially the Prime Minister of India, India’s Ambassador to the United Nations Mr. Mukherji on this historic achievement.
Bikram Choudhury International Festival
Bikram Choudhury, Doctor Honoris Causa | 30 Mayo 2014 Photo album.