UN approves International Day of Yoga

New York – The world now has an International Day of Yoga.

The UN General Assembly on Thursday approved a resolution proclaiming 21 June as that day.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for a day dedicated to yoga during his speech to the world body’s annual assembly of world leaders in September.

Modi has said that yoga can help tackle world problems including climate change.

The UN already has 118 awareness-raising days of observance.

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