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India brings fifty countries together to celebrate World Yoga Day

India backs bid for worldwide World Yoga Day.
India backs bid for worldwide World Yoga Day. Image by Grand Velas Riviera Maya / CC BY-SA 2.0

The government of India has received the backing of 50 other nations at the United Nations for an official Day of Yoga, to be celebrated worldwide every 21 June. The move is seen as a sign of India’s more collaborative approach to global politics following the election of Narendra Modi, who has been embarking on a global tour of world powers and neighbouring nations. Read more: timesofindia.indiatimes.com