01/06/2015 8:26 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

PM Narendra Modi Wants To Turn Yoga Into A Mass Movement

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NEW DELHI — Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday called for making yoga a mass movement to connect people and strengthen the bonds of humanity.

In a post on Facebook, Modi said the global community had come together in support of celebrating the first International Day of Yoga on June 21.

Friends, 21st June…I am sure you remember. The first ever International Day of Yoga will be observed on that day. The...

Posted by Narendra Modi on Monday, 1 June 2015

"Now that strong support has also turned into immense enthusiasm, I am seeing (that) several people and organisations across the world are working towards making the first International Day of Yoga a memorable event," he said.

Modi will share a post on various aspects of yoga daily till June 21.

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