21 June - International Day of Yoga
India Post will issue a commemorative stamp and a Miniature sheet on International Day of Yoga on 21st June 2015 . The stamp will be released by Prim Minister Shri Narendra Modi at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.Design of the stamp features the logo of the International Day of Yoga.
June 21 was declared as the International Day of Yoga by the United Nations General Assembly on December 11, 2014.Yoga, a physical, mental and spiritual practice having its origin over 6000 years ago in India and Nepal, aims to integrate the body and the mind.The declaration of this day came after the call for the adoption of 21 June as International Day of Yoga by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his address to UN General Assembly on September 27, 2014 wherein he stated:
"Yoga is an invaluable gift of India's ancient tradition. It embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfilment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well-being. It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness within yourself, the world and the nature. By changing our lifestyle and creating consciousness, it can help us deal with climate change. Let us work towards adopting an International Yoga Day."
India Post earlier issued a postage stamp on Maharshi Patanjali, famous Yoga Guru on 10th August 2009 and a set of four stamps on 21st December 1991 featuring four important Asans of Yoga .
Date of Issue : 21 December 1991