The International Yoga Day is the brainchild of Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi who suggested this idea during his address to UN General Assembly on September 27, 2014.175 nations including USA, Canada and China co-sponsored the resolution. It had the highest number of co-sponsors ever for any UNGA Resolution of such nature.
3rd May was declared in 1978 as the “International Sun Day” by then President of USA, Hon’ble Jimmy Carter. He wanted the world to move from fossil fuels to solar and other renewable energy. He suggested that through appropriate activities awareness be created among the society members about conservation of energy and use of renewable energy.