‘Yoga is an invaluable gift of India’s ancient tradition. It embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfillment; harmony between men and nature; a holistic approach to health and well-being.  By changing our lifestyle and creating consciousness, Yoga can help us deal with climate change too.’’ Indian Prime Minister and leader of the BJP ruling party, Narendra Modi, addressing the United Nations General Council in New York on 11 December 2014 before the global peace-keeping forum declared  21 June as the International Day of Yoga.