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Addressing the United Nations General Assembly in September 2014 the Prime Minister called for the world coming together and observing an International Day of Yoga, a fitting tribute to the glorious tradition of Yoga that has its roots in India.



In December 2014 the United Nations accepted this proposal with 177 Nations coming together and supporting the proposal to declare 21st June as the ‘International Day of Yoga.’ The 177 Nations included Nations from all over the world, spanning across all continents.



The declaration of 21st June as the ‘International Day of Yoga’ will go a long way in making Yoga more popular across the world. Prime Minister Modi himself is an ardent practitioner of Yoga, describing Yoga as a wonderful merger of Gyan, Karma and Bhakti and a means to achieve both ‘Rog Mukti’ and ‘Bhog Mukti.’  Infact, as Chief Minister of Gujarat he had inaugurated a specially dedicated Yoga University to make Yoga more popular among the youth.

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5th May 2017, a day etched in history as the day when South Asian cooperation received a strong impetus- it was the day the South Asia Satellite was successfully launched, fulfilling a commitment India had made two years ago.

With the South Asia satellite, South Asian nations have extended their cooperation to space too!

To witness the creation of history, the leaders of India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka took part in the programme via video conferencing.

Speaking during the programme, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi presented a complete picture of the potential that the South Asia satellite can achieve.

He said that the satellite will ensure better governance, effective communication, better banking and education in remote areas, accurate weather forecasting as well as linking people with tele-medicine thus ensuring better treatment.

Shri Modi rightly pointed out, “When we join hands and mutually share the fruits of knowledge, technology and growth, we can speed up our development and prosperity.”