International Yoga Day Celebrated


(By a staff reporter) New York- Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh in cooperation with various organizations celebrated IYD in Long Island, NY. In his opening remarks Mr jagdish Sewhani said that Yoga is an ancient physical, mental and spiritual practice that originated in India 5000 year ago.The word ‘yoga’ derives from Sanskrit and means to join or to unite, symbolizing the union of body and consciousness. He further stated that , On December 11 in 2014, the United Nations General Assembly declared June 21st as the International Day of Yoga. The declaration came after the call for the adoption of June 21st as International Day of Yoga by Hon’ble Indian Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi during his address to UN General Assembly on September 27, 2014 “175 nations, including USA, Canada and China co-sponsored the resolution.” It Had the “highest number of co-sponsors ever for any UNGA Resolution of such nature.” Art of Living, Braham Kumaris, Sadguru Isha foundation, ranju Narang of Om Meditation and Sanjay Participated in the IYD .