The headline event will be at the UN headquarters where Swaraj will be joined by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, President of the General Assembly Sam Kutesa, Indian spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and several other diplomats, India's Ambassador to the UN Asoke Mukerji told reporters.

Mukerji said 256 cities in 192 counties, including Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia will be celebrating the first annual day of Yoga.

“It is estimated that two billion (people) will have participated by the end of June 21 in commemorating the yoga day," across the world with the only exception of conflict-ridden Yemen, Mukerji stated yesterday.

He said Swaraj will reach New York on Saturday and will preside over the two-hour commemoration next day at the world body to be attended by school children from India and the UN International School.

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