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Yogathon to be hosted in 100 US cities on First International Yoga Day

May 29, 2015 12:00 IST

Yogathon: to be organised in 100 cities of US to promote awareness about Yoga
Yogathon is an event that will be celebrated in more than 100 US cities on 21 June 2015, the first International Yoga Day. It is a type of campaign to spread the awareness about Yoga.

The event is being organised by about 50 major spiritual and Yoga organisations like Art of Living, Overseas Volunteer for a Better India (OVBI) and others.

The United Nations (UN) on 11 December 2014 declared 21 June as the World Yoga Day following a proposal of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He made a proposal and urged the world community to celebrate Indian Yoga at the international level during his visit to the United Nations in September 2014.

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