International yoga day
International Yoga Day is celebrated on June 21. This day is the longest day of the year. And Yoga also provides a long life to man. For the first time, this day was celebrated on June 21, 2015, Whose initiative was initiated by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 27 September 2014 in his speech at the United NationsGeneral Assembly, After which, on June 21, the “International Yoga Day” was announced. On December 11, 2014, the proposal to celebrate “International Yoga Day” on 21 June by 177 members in the United Nations was approved. This proposal of Prime Minister Modi was passed in 90 days with the absolute majority, which is the shortest time for any day resolution in the United Nations.
Formal and informal yoga teachers and enthusiasts group celebrated World Yoga Day in support of various reasons on 21st June except for various reasons. In December 2011, International Humanist, Meditation and Yoga Guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and other Yoga Gurus supported the delegation of the Portuguese Yoga Federation and suggested to the United Nations to declare the world together on June 21 as Yoga Day. After this, ‘Yoga: A science for world peace’ was organized between 4 and 5 December 2011.
It was jointly organized by the Yoga Association of Portugal, Art of Living Foundation and SVYASA Yoga University, Bangalore. According to Jagat Guru Amrit Surya Nanda, the idea of World Yoga Day came 10 years ago, but this was the first time that Yoga Guru from India was supporting this idea in such a large number. On that day, on 21 June, as the World Yoga Day under the leadership of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, the United Nations and UNESCO were signed to declare it.
United Nations declaration
According to Jagat Guru Amrit Surya Nanda, the idea of World Yoga Day came 10 years ago, but this was the first time that Yoga Guru from India was supporting this idea in such a large number. On that day, on 21 June, as the World Yoga Day under the leadership of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, the United Nations and UNESCO were signed to declare it. This initiative has got support from many global leaders. First of all, Nepal’s Prime Minister Sushil Koirala supported the proposal of Prime Minister Modi. More than 177 countries including Canada, China, and Egypt have supported it. This is the highest number of co-sponsors for the resolution of any United Nations General Assembly so far. On December 11, 2014, the 193-member UN General Assembly unanimously approved the ‘Inter. Day of Yoga‘ on June 21.
International Yoga Day 2015
In order to celebrate the first Inter. Yoga Day in India, Baba Ramdev had also made special preparations for the event, Ramdev had a special 35-minute special package to make World Yoga Day memorable and to make the entire world aware of yoga Had prepared. With the success of Inter. Yoga Day on June 21, India has also established two world records. International Yoga Day was celebrated on 21 June in India on a large scale, which was prepared by the government with great emphasis The main function of Yoga Day was on the Rajpath of Delhi, in which itself Prime Minister Narendra Modi joined.
About 36,000 people, including Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and dignitaries, performed 21 Yoga Asanas (Yoga postures) for the first International Day in New Delhi on June 21, 2015, for 35 minutes. Yoga Day was celebrated by millions of people around the world. The ceremony at Rajpath established two Guinness Records: The biggest yoga class, with 35,985 people and people from Eighty Four countries, recorded their participation in this event together. This record was received by AYUSH Minister Shripad Naik himself.
This day was part of the controversy. In order to avoid controversy during the ‘International Yoga Day‘, the government removed the compulsory chanting of “Surya Namaskar” and “Shloka” from the official yoga program and urged the Muslims to take part in the event. AYUSH minister Shripad Naik suggested Muslims read Allah’s name instead of Shloka during this program. The All India Muslim Personal Law Board opposed this by pointing out Surya Namaskar against religion. The Muslim minority believed it to be a “Hindu agenda”.