21 June, 2022
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The eighth International Day of Yoga was celebrated on 21 June 2022 across the world.
The Theme for 2022 was ‘Yoga for Humanity.
The idea of the International Day of Yoga was given by India during the opening of the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly held in 2014.
The United nation proclaimed 21st June as the International Day of Yoga by passing a resolution in December 2014.
The first Yoga Day was celebrated in 2015 at Rajpath in New Delhi which created two Guinness World Records.
It was the world's largest yoga session with 35,985 people and 84 nationalities participating in it.
YOGA AND ITS SIGNIFICANCE
The World Health Organization has also asked its member states to practice Yoga and has included it in its Global Action Plan for physical activity 2018-30.
The International Day of Yoga aims to inculcate a behaviour of meditation for the peace of mind and the self-awareness which is necessary to survive in a stress-free atmosphere.
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