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Centre taken many measures to promote yoga across the country

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International Day of Yoga will be celebrated on the 21st of next month. Today, we bring you a special story on steps taken by the Government to promote Yoga.

Government has taken several steps to promote Yoga. Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his address at the United Nations General Assembly in 2014, suggested an International Day of Yoga on 21st June. It received support of 177 countries.

Since then International Day of Yoga is being celebrated across the globe in every country. Yoga Festivals are being organised to sensitize masses on Yoga. The mind-body discipline based on ancient Indian philosophy Yoga was included in the UNESCO’s list of intangible world heritage.

Government has recognised yoga as a sports discipline and has put it in priority category. Yoga has been included in the school curriculum. Many Universities have included courses on Yoga.

AYUSH Ministry has brought the Namaste Yoga App, a one stop health solution that enables people to access yoga related information, yoga events and Yoga classes at their fingertips.
 
The Ministry of AYUSH has launched a scheme for Voluntary Certification of Yoga Professionals which aims at certifying the competence level of Yoga professionals through certification process and promoting authentic Yoga as a preventive and health promoting drugless therapy.

Realising the spread and importance of yoga world over, the Government has included “attending a short term yoga programme” in the list of permissible activities under the tourist and e-tourist visas.

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