The first ever International Yoga Day is set to be held on June 21st. This comes after The UN General Assembly adopted a resolution in December 11, 2014 for an international day of recognition for the Yoga practice, which originated in India and proposed by India Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
In proposing the idea Narendra Modi said “Yoga is an invaluable gift of India’s ancient tradition. It embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfilment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well-being. It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and the nature. By changing our lifestyle and creating consciousness, it can help us deal with climate change. Let us work towards adopting an International Yoga Day.”
Over 170 countries around the world, including Kenya, are expected to commemorate this day. United Nations cordially invites you to join them in celebrating the day in various cities and towns including Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Lamu, Eldoret and Nakuru on 21st of June from 9am-12pm. Entry is free with prior registration at www.yogakenya.org and the first 5000 entries will receive a free yoga kit at the Nairobi event.
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