It was on September 27, 2014 when the Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi, in his address to the UN General Assembly, suggested the observation of International Day Of Yoga. Taking his suggestion positively, on December 11, 2014, UN General Assembly declared June 21 as the International Day of Yoga. More than 170 countries had supported this move, making it highest ever co-sponsored UN General Assembly resolution of such nature.
A pre-planned mass demonstration of 15 yoga asanas is organised on Sunday, June 21 in which nearly 45000 school children, Government officials, diplomats, army personnel and NCC cadets will participate at Rajpath in New Delhi at 6.45 am, led by PM Narendra Modi himself and his ministers. The event has already been registered as an entry into the Guinness Book of World Records under the ‘Largest yoga demonstration or class at a single venue’. In his most of the foreign visits too, the PM has urged people to participate actively in the celebration of the International Yoga Day. There is a conference on ‘Yoga for holistic health’ at Vigyan Bhavan organised by the Government of India on June 21 and 22 in which speakers from 18 countries will participate.