Formal Recognition Of Yogasana As A Competitive Sport
- The Ministry of AYUSH and Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports announced the formal recognition of Yogasana as a competitive sport at a joint press conference held by the Union Minister of State (IC) for AYUSH Shri Shripad Naik, and the Union Minister of State (IC) for Youth Affairs & Sports Shri Kiren Rijjju in New Delhi.
- Yogasana competitions were held in Indian Yoga tradition for centuries.
- Recognision of Yogasana as a competitive sport comes after 3-4 years of wide consultations with the stakeholders of the Yoga sector.
- Yogasana becoming a sport will also ensure new technologies and new strategies being inducted into the disciplines, to benefit our athletes and officials towards building fruitful and fulfilling careers in this field.
Source : PIB