21st June: International Yoga Day [ Current Affairs ]


The second International Yoga Day is celebrated on 21st June. It is secular and international event, total 135 countries including 40 Muslim nations has participate in this celebration in order to support this global event in India.

  • In this regard Prime minister of India Narendra Modi has lead a yoga programme with more than 35, 000 people in Capitol Complex at Chandigarh, India.
  • Along with Prime Minister other 57 Union Ministers also have taken part in program across the India.
  • The main aim behind celebration of International Yoga Day is to spread awareness about yoga globally.
International Day of Yoga Logo

International Day of Yoga Logo

International Day of Yoga Logo

  • The logo of International Day of Yoga shows the folding of both hands which indicates ‘Yoga’ that is the union, which redirects the union of separate consciousness with worldwide consciousness, a seamless harmony between mind and body, man and nature – a holistic approach to health and well-being.
  • Earlier the ‘International day of Yoga’ on 21st June was declared by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on 11 December 2014 and has received extraordinary international support.
  • Around 175 nations, including the US, Canada and China had co-sponsored the resolve and creates history with the highest number of co-sponsors for any this kind of UNGA Resolution.


  • International Day of Yoga was introduced in 2015 as declared by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on December 11, 2014.
  • The Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his UN Address suggested the date of June 21, because it is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and shares special significance in many parts of the world.

- Published on: June 21, 2016