International Yoga Day: Happy to support PM Narendra Modi’s glorious initiative, says FICCI

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New Delhi | Published: June 21, 2015 11:03:59 AM

The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry on Sunday said that it is happy to support Prime Minister Narendra Modi's initiative of the International Yoga Day, pledging its support for the same in the future as well.

The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry on Sunday said that it is happy to support Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s initiative of the International Yoga Day, pledging its support for the same in the future as well.

“FICCI is happy to support this glorious initiative, taken by the Government under the able leadership of the Prime Minister. FICCI has been partnering with the Ministry of AYUSH, earlier a part of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, in promoting AYUSH including Yoga, not only in India but in other countries as well. FICCI will continue to do so in the future also”, said FICCI secretary general Dr. A. Didar Singh.

The yoga celebrations are being organised after the United Nations had in December last year declared June 21 as International Yoga Day, with 177 countries voting in favour.

The proposal was mentioned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his address to the UN General Assembly last year.

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