VP Ansari inaugurates 2-day international yoga conclave

RSTV Bureau
Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with Yoga participants on the occasion of the 2nd International Day of Yoga at the Capitol Complex in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Photo-PTI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with Yoga participants on the occasion of the 2nd International Day of Yoga at the Capitol Complex in Chandigarh on Tuesday. Photo-PTI

Addressing the two-day international yoga conference organised by Ministry of AYUSH in the National capital on Wednesday, Vice-President Hamid Ansari said that Yoga helps individuals to maintain good health.

“Wider dissemination of info about benefits of yoga would be helpful for world’s population,” said the Vice President.

Ansari inaugurated the two day conference titled Yoga for Body and Beyond is attended by delegates from 32 countries. Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, AYUSH Minister Shripad Yesso Naik and Ramdev are taking part in the event. Calling good health is an individual’s and social necessity, the Vice President said that absence of good health will be a handicap for normal living.

“Different interlocutors give different definitions, each valid to an extents and none universally endorsed,” said the Vice President.

The two day yoga conference is part of the celebrations of the international yoga day observed on June 21 in India and 190 countries. Prime Minister Narendra Modi lead the yoga day from Chandigarh on Tuesday along with 30,000 members from various walks of life. Government of India along with several state governments is hosting several events to promote the benefits of Yoga.

Yoga exponent Ramdev and  Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu practice Yoga along with others during a yoga camp ahead of the International Yoga Day on June 21, at Rajpath in New Delhi on Sunday. Photo-PTI

Yoga exponent Ramdev and Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu practice Yoga along with others during a yoga camp ahead of the International Yoga Day on June 21, at Rajpath in New Delhi on Sunday.
Photo-PTI

On Tuesday, Prime Minister called on all trainers to take up diabetes for the present year to cure through yoga. He has also asked the world medical community to explore the benefits of Yoga in several complex health problems.

“There is no health insurance with zero budgets but yoga gives health assurance on zero budgets. For developing countries like India, a lot can be saved if we focus on preventive health care,” said the PM

During the nine technical sessions of the conference, eminent yoga gurus, exponents and experts will extensively deliberate upon various themes such as “Yoga and Physical Wellbeing”, “Insights from Yoga

Scholars”, “Integration of Yoga in Healthcare Delivery System”, “Yoga for Mental health”, “Yoga for Body and beyond”.

During the valedictory session, certificates will also be presented to the first certified yoga school in India. Yoga professionals from Japan will also be recognised under the scheme launched by Ministry of AYUSH and managed by Quality Council of India.