Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports recognised Yoga as sports discipline. It was placed under priority category.
The Reserve Bank of India has decided to put into circulation 10 rupees coins to commemorate the International Day of Yoga. The coins have been minted by the Government of India.
The first International Day of Yoga was on 21 June 2015 observed globally. The day was celebrated across 192 nations including Pakistan, Malaysia and Saudi Arabia. Earlier on 3 June 2015, National Yoga Day was also celebrated in India.