Nation First News: The fifth International Day of Yoga is being celebrated today in 177 member countries of United Nations. The theme for International Yoga Day 2019 is Climate Action.
From army personnel to politicians and yoga enthusiasts lakhs of Indians practiced Yoga today on (June 21) at gatherings organised across and outside the country.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has kick-started the fifth International Yoga Day through a mega celebration in Ranchi.
Over 30,000 yoga enthusiasts took part at the event in Jharkhand’s capital Ranchi to mark the fifth International Yoga Day celebrations.
The idea of the International Day of Yoga was first proposed by PM Modi during his speech at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on September 27, 2014. The United Nations later proclaimed 21 June as the International Day of Yoga to practice yoga and raise awareness about the many health benefits of doing yoga.