Modi Gets International Yoga Day – India Real Time – WSJ

It’s probably not a stretch to say that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi just scored a win at the United Nations.

The international body Thursday declared June 21 the International Day of Yoga, something Mr. Modi called for in September in his maiden address to the U.N. General Assembly in New York.

”By changing our lifestyle and creating consciousness, it can help us deal with climate change,” he told the group of nations at the time. ”Let us work towards adopting an International Yoga Day.”  On Thursday, 177 countries co-sponsored the resolution to establish an international day of yoga, Pakistan, India’s neighbor and long-time rival did not join in doing so. Malaysia is also not sponsoring the event. Islamic clerics sparked controversy in 2008 after issuing a fatwa against yoga, because of its association with Hinduism.

via Modi Gets International Yoga Day – India Real Time – WSJ.

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2 Comments to “Modi Gets International Yoga Day – India Real Time – WSJ”

  1. Modi Gets International Yoga Day—-is interesting, informative and fantastic news.

    So 21 June will be observed as” International Yoga Day……and Modi Magic continues…

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    • I agree with you.

      Seems to me that Sri Modi has achieved more in his first year (only partway through) than any of his predecessors in their whole careers!

      I am not only referring to Yoga Day, but deals with Russia, important visits to US, Australia, Brazil, Japan etc. Meeting with President Xi of China and Mr Sharif of Pakistan Emphasising manufacturing, initiating rivers clean-up and general cleanliness, reducing bureaucracy and so forth.

      Also, he has not let his more extreme party members be too radical in their espousing of Hindu supremacy.

      May he succeed in his endeavours.

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