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Yoga joins UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity list

Yoga joins UNESCO’s list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity after an Indian proposal in this regard was unanimously supported by all the 24 members of the Intergovernmental Committee of the body at its session in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Yoga now joins a list of 12 other heritages from India. Yoga, India's one of the ancient practices has now been inscribed as an element in the UNESCO's list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of humanity during the 11th session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  Yoga has become the 13th intangible cultural heritage that has been listed from India so far with UNESCO. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has played a key role in having the United Nation declare June 21st as the International Yoga Day in 2014.