A Short Brief on International Yoga Day.
Yoga is a collection of spiritual, physical and mental practices. It received the global stature due to its principals in treatment which are without any side effects. Yoga has earned special recognition from the United Nations and declared June 21 as the International Yoga Day. Most of the educational institutions and schools celebrate International Yoga Day with various activities.
This day was internationally recognised by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on December 11, 2014.The idea of an international yoga day was proposed by our Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi on September 27, 2014. Mr. Modi proposed the date to be June 21 and mentioned that this is the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere and has special significance in many parts of the world. And the first International yoga day was celebrated on June 21, 2015. The ministry of AYUSH arranged this huge event in India. 35,985 people including Narendra Modi and a large number of dignitaries from 84 nations assembled to celebrate this day by performing 21 different yoga asanas for 35 minutes in New Delhi. Many spiritual leaders took the initiative and expressed their support. The UN recognition made this movement more popular and benefited the entire world. The day devoted to yoga was observed by millions of people. This event established two Guinness world records for the largest yoga class (consisting of 35,985 people) and for the largest number of participating nationalities (84 nations). Yoga has existed for thousands of years like an orphan but for the first time it was acknowledged globally.