United Nations Celebrate the First ever World Yoga Day on June 2015
First ever World Yoga Day will be celebrated in 192 countries simultaneously on June 21 2015 International Yoga Day Celebrations at UN to be Broadcast at Times Square to a global audience be presided by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.
The UN will commemorate the inaugural International Yoga Day with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and General Assembly President Sam Kutesa gracing the occasion.
It is estimated that close to 200 million people around the world practice yoga (of some form or the other), a majority of them in India, and over 20 million of them in the United States alone.
YOGA embodies unity, unity of the mind and the body, thought and action, restraint and fulfilment. On the whole, it’s a holistic approach to health and well-being.