The History of the Yoga:
The idea for celebrating Yoga was put forward by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modiji during the his speech at United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in 2014. Thereafter this proposal was backed by 177 nations which led United Nations to declare the June 21 as “International Day of Yoga”. The day was incepted in United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in 2014.
Why did they choose June 21 for International Yoga Day?
They choose June 21 as International Yoga Day because it is the longest day of every year in Northern Hemisphere. It also shares its special significance in different parts of the world.