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International Yoga Day 2019: History of Celebration, Theme for this Year

The theme for International Yoga Day 2019 is Climate Action and it will be celebrated at the United Nations on Friday (June 21).

International Yoga Day 2019

For the past five years, the International Day of Yoga is celebrated Annual on June,21 to raise global awareness about the benefits of the ancient India practice. On December 11, 2014, the Untied Nations General  Assembly declared June 21 as "International Day Of Yoga " , months after Prime Minister Narendra Modi  had proposed the idea.

The resolution on "International Day Of Yoga" was introduced by India's Ambassador to UN(United Nation) Asoke Mukerji and saw 177 Nations  joining as co- sponsors, the highest number ever for any General Assembly resolution.

Adopted under the agenda of ' Global Health And foreign Policy', resolution 69/131 recognized that Yoga "provides a holistic approach to health and well - being" and that wider dissemination of information about it's benefits would be beneficial for the health of the world population.


The Theme for International Yoga Day 2019 is Climate Action and it will be celebrated at the United Nations on Thursday (June 20) with "Yoga With Gurus", followed by the panel discussion on June 21.

"Yoga is an ancient physical, mental and spiritual practice that originated in India. The word ' Yoga ' derives form Sanskrit and means (to join or to unite, symbolizing the union of body and consciousness,'' the UN says, acknowledging that Yoga "continues to grow in popularity" across the World.

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