By Arul Louis,
United Nations: In a huge global endorsement for yoga, 175 out of 193 members of the UN, countries as diverse as the US and Syria, Russia and Britain, and China and the Philippines, agreed by acclamation Wednesday to declare June 21 the International Yoga Day, recognizing the ancient Indian science's "holistic approach to health and well-being".
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who had proposed holding an international yoga day in his UN General Assembly speech Sep 27, voiced his elation on twitter. "Elated! Have no words to describe my joy."