Yoga and UN
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a man of innovation. His proposal of an International Yoga Day at the UN General Assembly in September 2014 is one such example.
It comes as a pleasant surprise that 50 nations have signed up to co-sponsor India’s draft resolution at the UN to declare 21st June as International Yoga Day. But the Prime Minister’s critics at home have pinned him for bringing up what they believed was a parochial issue at an international forum. Yoga should not be linked to any religion as it is a holistic set of physical, mental and spiritual practice that brings harmony within the body, mind and soul.