International Day of Yoga today

International Day of Yoga today

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Published: 12:03 21 June 2021   Updated: 12:40 21 June 2021

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The seventh International Day of Yoga has been celebrating across the world on Monday virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

This year's theme of the day is “Yoga for well-being”. 

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his gratitude to his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina for celebrating International Day of Yoga every year in Bangladesh.

Over the past one and a half year, Yoga has gained more importance due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

Yoga is an ancient Indian meditative technique that helps in maintaining physical and mental well-being, and over the years, it has found popularity in other countries as well. 

In 2014, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi proposed marking a day as the International Day of Yoga in his address at the UN General Assembly, and the proposal was endorsed by 175 member states, post which the United Nations recognised June 21 as the day to celebrate Yoga. 

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