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WORLD NEWS | Under PM Modi, UN Headquarters gears up for Yoga Day celebrations


UN prepares ahead of Yoga Day celebrations led by PM Modi (Photo/ANI)

New York [US]June 19 (ANI): Preparations are underway on the UN Headquarters lawn in New York ahead of Yoga Day celebrations led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Prime Minister Modi will officiate at the 9th International Yoga Day at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on June 21 during his official state visit to the United States.

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The Prime Minister is visiting the United States from June 20-24 at the invitation of President Biden.

June 21st is International Yoga Day.

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Established by the United Nations General Assembly in 2014, International Yoga Day has been celebrated globally on June 21 every year since 2015. Yoga is a physical, mental and spiritual practice that originated in ancient India.

In a 2014 address to the United Nations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi suggested the date be June 21, as it is the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere and holds special significance in many parts of the world.

After the Yoga Day celebrations in New York, Prime Minister Modi will then travel to Washington DC for an official welcome at the White House on June 22 and meet with President Biden to continue the high-level dialogue.

According to a press release issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MEA), President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden will host a state dinner for the Prime Minister that evening.

Prime Minister Modi will address a joint session of the US Congress on June 22 at the invitation of US congressional leaders including House Speaker Kevin McCarthy and Senate President Charles Schumer.

On June 23, US Vice President Kamala Harris and Secretary of State Anthony Birken will co-host the Prime Minister’s luncheon. Stakeholders. He will also meet members of the Indian diaspora. (Arnie)

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