UN’s decision to mark yoga day shows India’s soft power: Swaraj
UN decides to observe the International Day of Yoga, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj appreciates India and its growing soft power. The External Affairs Minister said “today we have made a good beginning” and the future is filled with immense possibilities. Citing the benefits of yoga in the treatment of different diseases like asthma, diabetes, drug addiction and heart disease. “Yoga is about self discovery and self acceptance,” Sushma Swaraj said. Thousands of yoga believers around the world, on Sunday, took to mats in a symbol of universality of the ancient Indian spiritual practice as they marked the maiden International Day of Yoga. June 21 was declared as the International Day of Yoga by the UN in December last year after Prime Minister Narendra Modi proposed the idea during his first address to the UN General Assembly in September.
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