Gaining proclamation world wide, Yoga has received acceptance all around the globe. This acceptance has now been converted to recognition. Yoga, the 5,000 year old science has been honoured with much awaited and deserved recognition lately. Under the concept proposed by the Indian PM Narender Modi in September 2014 at United Nations General Assembly, he promoted yoga and said it should be seen as a means to connect with nature and the world. He ignited the sentiments of honouring this ancient art and to be celebrated on one specific day, which should be declared as World International Yoga day.
Narender Modi also suggested 21st June to be chosen as the date due to its spiritual and geographical significance. 21st June is the day of equinox when it is the longest day of the year in Northern Hemisphere. It is also significant in many other spiritual ways to the whole world. Since yoga too scatters the light of the sun and helps connect the world in one garland, 21st June was considered to be the most apt date for celebrating yoga. This suggestion was received with open heart and got support from many global leaders.
On Dec 11, 2014, the United Nations General Assembly, with the consensus of 193 members passed the resolution of establishing 21st June to be the International day of Yoga. This news was received with great joy all around the world and especially by Indian PM. He was elated to hear this news and it is also a matter of pride and joy for those who made yoga as an integral part of their lives.
This is a not just a celebration of yoga but also a celebration for the love it inculcates to nourish for each other. Unification and assimilation with the divine is its prime motive with every other facet being a means to the aim. From Asanas, to Meditation to Pranyama, each and every facet takes the practitioner a step closer to the divine assimilation and unification.
Let us all come together to salute and appreciate this yet another milestone, we as human beings have achieved by observing 21st June 2014 to be the day of rejoice. A giant leap has been achieved by this decision, as yoga gains more strength and popularity and we would observe a greater shift and trust of the people towards this scared practice.