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During his visit to the United Nations in September, Narendra Modi, India's Prime Minister, had urged the world countries to celebrate Indian Yoga internationally and that June 21 should be declared as the World Yoga Day. Last month,president of the European Union Herman Van Rompuy also told PM Modi that the 28-member EU supported his idea for a Yoga Day at the UN.
"Yoga should not be just an exercise for us, but it should be a means to get connected with the world and with nature,"Modi saidat the U.N. "It should bring a change in our lifestyle and create awareness in us, and it can help fighting against climate change."
This is the official address of India's Prime Minister, Mr. Narenda Modi: