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Current Affairs: International Day of Yoga - June 21

International Yoga Day - 21 June 2016




Every year 21 June is being observed as International Day of Yoga across the globe to spread awareness about practicing yoga. 

2016 Theme: “Connect the Youth”. 

The year 2016 it is second edition of the International Day of Yoga. 

This year’s observance seeks to highlight the important role healthy living plays in the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which were adopted by all 193 UN member states in 2015. 

To mark the day, several events were organised across the world to highlight the importance of Yoga. In India, Union Government had organised National Event of Mass Yoga Demonstration at the Capitol Complex in Chandigarh. In this event Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself had performed yoga.

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