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UN to Declare June 21 As World Yoga Day: Sushma Swaraj

By: for The Times of India on Dec. 12, 2014
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Narendra Modi addressing the UN in New York.

NEW DELHI: The United Nations will soon declare June 21 as World Yoga Day following a proposal by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, external affairs minister  Sushma Swaraj said on Sunday.

"Three months ago, Prime Minister  Narendra Modi had appealed to the world community that India's yoga should be celebrated as World Yoga Day. I am happy to inform you that we have received support of 170 nations and four days from today, the United Nations will declare June 21 as the World Yoga Day," Swaraj said at a function in the presence of yoga guru Ramdev.

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