Bend it like Bharat: PM Modi stretches India's cultural influence in US and across the world with Yoga Day at the UN

Come Wednesday, thousands of Americans, many of them Indian-Americans, will be out on their mats in New York and other cities as Prime Minister Narendra Modi leads a yoga session at the United Nations’ Secretariat to mark the International Yoga Day (June 21), a formal designation sought and obtained in 2014 by New Delhi in an effort to propagate its ancient heritage for its health benefits.

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