180 countries’ people to take part in Int Day of Yoga, PM Modi to lead celebrations at UNHQ

New Delhi: People from as many as 180 countries are likely to participate in the celebrations that is to take place on the occasion of the 9th International Day of Yoga on June 21, 2023. Importantly, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lead the celebrations marking the International Day of Yoga at the United Nations headquarters.

People belonging to more than 180 countries to participate in the 9th International Day of Yoga celebrations at United Nations with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the UNHQ North Lawn. Prominent people from all walks of life including diplomats, leaders, artists, cultural icons, academicians, and entrepreneurs will be present at the event: Sources, reads a tweet by ANI on Saturday.

The celebrations will be at the North Lawn of the UN headquarters.

PM Modi’s state visit to the US will reportedly commence in New York, where the Prime Minister will lead celebrations marking the International Day of Yoga at the UN headquarters on June 21.

Ahead of the Prime Minister’s US visit, Union External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar on Saturday said that the honour that the Prime Minister will get there, only a few have got in the past.

The Minister asserted that in an unprecedented move, an Indian Prime Minister will address the US Congress for the second time. “Earlier, eminent people like Nelson Mandela and Winston Churchill have addressed the US Congress twice or more. That is the reason why its importance is huge,” he added.

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