Government decides Chandigarh to host International Yoga day

Posted on:22 Apr 2016 15:04:18

Government decides Chandigarh to host International Yoga day
22 April 2016 Current Affairs GK: The International Yoga Day event this year will be held in Chandigarh on June 21 as the government plans to make it bigger than the maiden show on Rajpath last year, Ayush Minister Shripad Yesso Naik said.The inauguration of a three-day International Yoga Festival in the run up to the second International Yoga Day (IYD). States like Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Rajasthan were approached by the Ayush Ministry for organising the event. Chandigarh was the first one to respond. IYD will be held in different states every year 

Last year PM Modi led about 35,000 people, including a large number of dignitaries from 84 countries, who performed 21 yoga Asanas for 35 minutes at Rajpath in New Delhi.International Yoga Festival has been organised to portray different activities being planned and to be conducted by different yoga organisations, ministries, government departments and other organisations. 

It is an effort to give a new dimension to the celebration of 2nd International Day of Yoga to be celebrated on 21 June .International Yoga Day is celebrated annually on June 21 and was declared to be internationally recognized by the United Nations General Assembly(UNGA) on December 11, 2014.

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