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Message in support of the International Day of Yoga from Mr. Hugo Swire, Minister of State in the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office


Mr. Hugo Swire, Minister of State in the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office

 

“I am pleased to send my best wishes to everybody taking part in the first ever International Day of Yoga held today, whether in India, the UK, or worldwide.

The UK was proud to co-sponsor the resolution passed late last year – led by India – which established International Yoga Day.  The resolution was passed by a record 175 states, demonstrating the popularity and respect which the ancient discipline of yoga commands worldwide.

As Prime Minister Modi has said, yoga is an invaluable gift of India’s great tradition.  It is also one of India’s many successful exports, and is now practiced the world over in a range of different forms, playing a vital role in the physical and mental well-being of thousands across the globe.

I hope everyone participating today, in whatever form, has an uplifting day.”

(The Rt. Hon Hugo Swire MP)
Minister of State

Jun 22, 2015
 
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