"Let us think about an International Yoga Day," PM Modi urged an audience of world leaders in New York.
He said, "When we talk of holistic health care or going back to back to basics, I want to particularly mention Yoga."
PM Modi described yoga as an invaluable gift of India's tradition.
The prime minister also began his address with a reference to the philosophy of "Vasudaiva Kutumbakam (India considers all world as a family)," which, he said, was a part of the Vedic tradition that India believed in.
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