It was not until 2015 that something like a Yoga day was ever heard of. However, thanks to the current Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a wave of celebrating the day has begun which has been growing strong year after year. Last year millions of people from all over the world participated and celebrated the day with full enthusiasm. And, as we start nearing the day, the preparations have already begun.
International Yoga Day
While giving a speech in the UNGA in the year 2014, Narendra Modi expressed his opinion on why the world must celebrate yoga. In his words, “Yoga is an invaluable gift of India’s ancient tradition. It embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfillment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well-being. It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and the nature. By changing our lifestyle and creating consciousness, it can help in wellbeing. Let us work towards adopting an International Yoga Day.”
Following the proposal, 21st June was declared as the International Day of Yoga.
International Yoga Day in Chandigarh
In 2016, the Prime Ministed visited the city and celebrated the day with more than 30,000 enthusiasts from in and around the Tricity. Keeping the spirit alive, last year Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda, Punjab Governor and Union Territory Administrator V.P. Singh Badnore, and Chandigarh MP Kirron Kher were involved in a celebrating the day with over 3,000 people.
Let’s see what happens this year!
The celebrations have grown in popularity year after year, and it is time to see what the UT has in store for celebrating the International Yoga Day this year. The only thing we can say for now is that it is certainly going to be something that will be larger than last year.
So, are you ready to celebrate the day of Yoga?
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