Director General of the World Health Organization Margaret Chan said that she practices yoga regularly. Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare J P Nadda, who is also president of World Health Assembly, inaugurated a photo-exhibition on “Yoga for All, Yoga for Health” on the sidelines of 68th World Health Assembly at Geneva.
He expressed gratitude on the adoption of a resolution by the UN General Assembly that declared June 21, as the International Day of Yoga, recognizing Yoga as a holistic system for achieving health.
The Health Minister also thanked Chan for adaptation of the resolution. He informed that the Permanent Missions of India in Geneva in collaboration with the United Nations Office in Geneva will organize a special event on June 21, to mark the first observance of the International Day of Yoga and invited Geneva based missions of all countries to join the event.