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Dehradun to Organise 4th Yoga Day Celebrations

Published on May 31, 2018
Dehradun has got the privilege to organise the 4th edition of International Yoga Day celebration to be held on 21st June 2018. The event will highlight the Mass Yoga Demonstration with the presence of PM Modi.

Dehradun to Organise 4th Yoga Day Celebrations

History of International Yoga Day

In 2001, a proposal for  “World Yoga Day” was observed by Portuguese Yoga Confederation and the Yoga Samkhya Institute. As a result of the proposal, the first World Yoga Day was celebrated on 21st June 2002. During a conference, titled ‘Yoga: A Science for World Peace’ which was held in Bengaluru on 4th and 5th December 2011 yoga guru from all parts of the world endorsing the idea for an International Day for Yoga

First International Yoga Day

International Day of Yoga is celebrated annually on 21 June since its inception in 2015. An international day for yoga was declared unanimously by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). The Ministry of AYUSH made the necessary arrangements in India. 35,985 people, including Narendra Modi and a large number of dignitaries from 84 nations, performed 21 yoga asanas (postures) for 35 minutes at Rajpath in New Delhi. The day devoted to yoga was observed by millions across the world.NCC cadets entered the Limca Book of Records for the "largest yoga performance simultaneously by a single uniformed youth organisation" by performing at multiple venues.

Expected Questions

Which of the following states will host the 4th International Yoga Day Celebration?
a. Punjab
b. Uttar Pradesh
c. Uttrakhand
d. Madhya Pradesh
e. Himachal Pradesh

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