Business India uses yoga diplomacy to assert rising global influence Updated : June 21, 2019 03:22 PM IST Prime Minister Narendra Modi successfully lobbied the United Nations to designate June 21 International Yoga Day in his first year in power in 2014. Most of India's 191 embassies and consulates worldwide organized yoga sessions to commemorate the day. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.