Seema Kumari New Delhi: Like every year, this time also on June 21, ‘International Yoga Day’ (International Yoga Day 2023) will be celebrated all over the world. The main purpose of celebrating this day is to make people aware and motivated about the benefits of yoga only. By doing yoga, your body will be saved from many diseases. Along with this, your mind and body will also remain calm. Yoga has been a tradition of Indian culture for many centuries. Rishi Muni has been doing yoga since ancient times. Seeing the importance of yoga on India’s initiative, it has now been adopted internationally as well. When and how did the celebration of International Yoga Day begin every year? If you don’t know, then let’s know about it – According to the information, ‘International Yoga Day’ was started with the initiative of Honorable Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi. On September 27, PM Modi had talked about doing yoga together in the United Nations General Assembly, after which the General Assembly accepted this proposal on December 11, 2014. At the same time, for the first time in 2015, World Yoga Day was celebrated across the world. Also read June 21 is the longest day in the Northern Hemisphere, which is also known as the ‘summer solstice’. According to the Indian tradition, after the ‘summer solstice’, the Sun becomes Dakshinayan. It is believed that the time of Surya Dakshinayan is beneficial for attaining spiritual attainments. For this reason, ‘International Yoga Day’ started being celebrated on 21st June. Significance The main purpose of celebrating International Yoga Day is to create awareness among people about Yoga. On this day people are made aware about yoga. Its benefits are told, so that people can take out time to practice yoga daily. By doing yoga, the body remains fit and healthy. Many diseases stay away by doing regular yoga. This year the theme of ‘International Yoga Day’ is the 9th International Yoga Day being celebrated this year. This time, One World, One Health has been kept on the principle of International Yoga Day Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam. This theme has been chosen by the Ministry of AYUSH. There are many benefits of doing yoga in life. It keeps you fit. By doing yoga daily, people get relief from many diseases. That’s why special importance was given to yoga.