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UN declares 21st June as ‘International Day of Yoga’

New Delhi: Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has welcomed the UN decision of declaring 21st June as 'International Day of Yoga' "Elated! Have no words to describe my joy on the UN declaring 21st June as 'International Day of Yoga.’ I fully welcome the decision. I profusely thank all 177 Nations across the world who co-sponsored the resolution to declare 21st June as 'International Day of Yoga.' Countless people across the world made Yoga an integral part of their lives.Congrats to them!This will inspire many more people towards Yoga. Yoga has the power to bring the entire humankind together! It beautifully combines Gyan (knowledge), Karm (work) and Bhakti (devotion)" said the Prime Minister. Shri Modi also shared a link of his speech from 2013 in which he talked about various aspects of Yoga and its uniqueness. The Speech can be accessed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxVHm0jHUyk&feature=youtube_gdata

About Sanjay Trivedi

Sanjay Trivedi is honorary editor of Asia Times. He is senior Indian Journalist having vast experience of 25 years. He worked in Janmabhoomi, Vyapar, Divya Bhaskar etc. newspapers and TV9 Channel as well as www.news4education.com. He also served as Media Officer in Gujarat Technological University.

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