National Secretary, BJP Kisan Morcha and Prabhari Himachal Pradesh Advocate, Sukhminderpal Singh Grewal said that the United Nations also declared June 21 as the World Yoga Day. The decision, taken at the UN General Assembly, is being seen as a proud moment for India. Talking with the media persons after BJP workers meeting here today Grewal stated that our Hon'ble Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi had urged the world community to celebrate Indian yoga at the international level during his visit to the United Nations in September this year. Grewal told here that India received support of 170 nations and United Nations declare June 21 as the World Yoga Day. He stated that in their speech at the UNGA, Hon'ble Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi had said, "Let us work towards adopting an International Yoga Day. Yoga is an invaluable gift of our ancient tradition.
It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and the nature." He told that around 170 nations supported PM Modi's proposal. In November, European Union President Mr. Herman Van Rompuy told Hon'ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi that the 28 member EU supported his idea for a Yoga Day at the UN. Grewal said that about four months ago, Hon'ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi had appealed to the world community that India's yoga should be celebrated as World Yoga Day. Grewal said that I am happy to inform you that India have received support of 170 nations and the United Nations will declare June 21 as the World Yoga Day". Grewal told that Yoga is the 5000 years old Indian physical, mental and spiritual practice that aims to transform body and mind for good health. In this meeting with the party workers of Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) and people of Indian origin Grewal firstly thanked everyone for inviting him to this historical country.
Grewal said though India and Italy are quiet distant from each other but Italy have made its presence felt in the kitchens of India as every modern day indian cooks pasta and enjoys the dish pretty much and Italy resides in the hearts of modern day Indian. Grewal said that these two ancient civilizations have known, interacted and traded with each other for over 2000 years. Modern day contacts between the two nations were formed through exchanges between the intellectuals from both sides. Noble Laureate Rabindranath Tagore visited Italy on invitation of Carlo Formichi, a Professor of Sanskrit at the University of Rome. Grewal praised indian community Residing in Italy and said there contribution in the country is huge .Italy is home to second largest community of Indians in Europe after UK. As per the latest Italian official estimates, more than 1, 60000 Indian nationals are resident in Italy. As first generation migrants, majority of them are engaged in economic sectors such as agriculture, dairy farming, leather industry, construction works and in service Industry. In meeting listening to the problems of People Grewal said that he is aware of the problems which NRI's face relating to property disputes in India and other cases and he assured that Bharatiya Janata party operates a NRI wing which deals with such problems faced by NRI's , this wing stays in touch with its members .
He further stated that NRI thanas are opened in punjab which has Bharatiya Janata party in power, He urged Indians in Italy and across the world to join Bharatiya Janata party and contribute further in the growth and development of your country. In this BJP Italy meeting President Satish Kumar Joshi, Cashier Sangeeta Sharma Monte-forte Dal pone , Aman Gupta Vicenza , Surender Kumar Khattar Asand Monte-forte Dal pone , Raj Kumar Vicenza , Balbir Saini San Bonifacio Verona , Sandeep Kumar Talhan Lonigo Vicenza Italy , Rajan Kumar Talhan Lonigo Vicenza , Balwinder Singh Dhillon Kulam Verona , Balvir Singh Verona , Jagtar Singh Sanboni Facio Verona , Ashok Kumar Sanboni Facio Verona , Parvesh Kumar Shukla Sanboni Facio Verona , Jagjit Singh Sanboni Facio Verona , Charanjit Singh Vicenza , Harpal Singh Sanboni Facio Verona , Sanjiv Kumar Vicenza , Sher Singh Dherdu Sanboni Facio Verona , Subash Chand San Bonifacio Verona , Baljit Singh Lonigo , Jatinder Pal Trento , Ranjit Singh Vicenza , Gurmukh Singh Crespadoro Vicenza , Rajinder Singh Crespadoro Vicenza , Raminder Singh Altissimo Vicenza and large number of Italy BJP workers were present.