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International Yoga Day: Run up Begins in Delhi, Health Awareness Heightens

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s advice to government officials to practice Yoga ahaead of the Sunday International Yoga Day, June 21, several central government officials are making a beeline to yoga calsses in the morning in Delhi. Elsewhere, in Haryana and BJP-ruled states too, the yoga fever is gripping the officials, especially those in their 50s finding it difficult and ...

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Yoga Day Pointer to Recover Our Heritage: Historian

Yoga originated in India but this spiritual and mental discipline has failed to resonate with the country’s masses, who mostly seek its virtues of physical fitness. But filmmaker and art historian Benoy K. Behl feels the Indian government’s emphasis on yoga and the UN celebrating World Yoga Day June 21 have set the pace for a long innings. “Actually, it ...

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Modi’s proposal of Yoga Day on June 21 adopted at UN, backed by 175 countries

For the first time in UN history, an endorsement for yoga Day, received unprecedented support from 175 out of 193 members of the UN General Assembly, countries as diverse as the US and Syria, Russia and Britain, and China and the Philippines, agreed to declare June 21 the International Yoga Day, recognizing the ancient Indian science’s “holistic approach to health ...

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