21st June was declared as the International Day of Yoga on 10TH December 2014 by the United Nations. This was the result of an India led resolution mooted and supported by more than 175 member countries. This happened in less than 3 months of Record time.
On Episode 3 of Beyond Nation and State season 2, senior journalist and host Smita Sharma speaks to retired diplomat Ambassador Asoke Mukerji who introduced the resolution on “International Day of Yoga” as then India’s Permanent Representative to the UN. He recalls how the idea that was proposed by Prime M minister Modi was turned into a reality and all the push and pull that went in behind the scenes to get the resolution adopted in record time.