First time ever, Yoga performed inside United Nations
United Nation : People across the world will perform Yoga on June 21 to celebrate the International Yoga Day, acknowledged by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015.
While Prime Minister Narendra Modi performed Yoga to celebrate the occasion in Ranchi, leaders and diplomats also performed it in different parts of the world.
A video message of Prime Minister Narendra Modi was released to Indian missions, asking them to celebrate the International Day of Yoga in a grand manner.
On the occasion of International Yoga Day, Yoga was practised inside the General Assembly hall for the first time as it rained outside in New York.
“I hope this indoor yoga session in General Assembly hall, the first of its kind, will reinforce values of cleaner, greener and more sustainable future that all of you yogis are committed to International Day of Yoga,” said Syed Akbaruddin.
“It was here that an ancient practice was transformed into an annual global observance. Hence we always observe the occasion with zest and fervour at the UN,” said Akbaruddin.
“The High Commission of India in Islamabad will celebrate the day this time on June 22, on its premises, where diplomats, High Commission staff and Pakistani yoga enthusiasts are expected to join in,” said Ajay Bisaria, Indian envoy to Pakistan.