192 countries celebrated International Yoga Day

New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) A total of 192 nations, including 44 Islamic countries, celebrated the inaugural International Yoga Day on June 21, it was announced on Wednesday.

“The (union) cabinet was briefed that out of 193 countries (that are members of the UN), 192 countries (except Yemen) celebrated Yoga Day, including 44 Islamic countries,” Press Information Bureau director general Frank Noronha tweeted.

International Yoga Day was part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s initiatives to popularise yoga across the world.

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