New York, June 21 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday visited the Times Square to celebrate the First International Day of Yoga.
Greeting the people with ‘Namaste’, Swaraj said: “I congratulate you on the first International Day of Yoga. It is a historic moment and I must say you have made it doubly historic by your large presence here. It shows the popularity and acceptability of yoga,” she said at the Summer Solstice event here.
Earlier, the minister also addressed the International Day of Yoga celebrations at the United Nations here.
The yoga celebrations are being organised after the United Nations had in December last year declared June 21 as International Yoga Day.
The idea of celebrating the International Yoga Day was pitched by Prime Minister Modi at the United Nations General Assembly last year. (ANI)