Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Lead Yoga Session at the United Nations

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Lead Yoga Session at the United Nations


On June 21, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lead a yoga session at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. The event will mark the ninth annual International Day of Yoga, which was established by the UN in 2014 at the behest of Prime Minister Modi.

The Importance of Yoga

Yoga is an ancient Indian practice that has been shown to have numerous physical and mental health benefits. These benefits include improved flexibility, strength, and balance; reduced stress and anxiety; and increased self-awareness.

The UN recognized the importance of yoga in 2014 when it passed a resolution establishing the International Day of Yoga. The resolution noted that yoga “embodies the unity of mind and body, thought and action… a holistic approach (that) is valuable to our health and our well-being.”

The Event

The yoga session led by Prime Minister Modi will take place on the North Lawn of the UN Headquarters from 8 am to 9 am on June 21. The event is open to the public, and attendees are encouraged to wear yoga-friendly attire.

In addition to the yoga session, there will also be a cultural extravaganza featuring performances by Indian-American artists. The event will be hosted by the Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations.

Prime Minister Modi’s Visit to the US

Prime Minister Modi’s visit to the US will include a state dinner hosted by President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden, as well as an address to the Joint Session of Congress. He will also meet with other world leaders and participate in a number of other events.

Prime Minister Modi’s visit to the US is a sign of the strong relationship between the two countries. The US is India’s largest trading partner, and the two countries cooperate on a wide range of issues, including climate change, terrorism, and economic development.

Additional Information

  • The first International Day of Yoga was commemorated in 2015.
  • The UN resolution establishing the International Day of Yoga was endorsed by a record 175 member states.
  • The World Health Organization (WHO) has called on its member states to help their citizens reduce physical inactivity, which is a key risk factor for non-communicable diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, cancer, and diabetes.

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