The Ministry of AYUSH and Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports on Thursday introduced the formal recognition of Yogasana as a aggressive sport, with an purpose of enhancing curiosity in Yoga amongst folks across the globe. Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju mentioned that the competitions that can come up out of the popularity of Yogasana as a sport will improve curiosity in Yoga amongst folks across the globe. He additionally mentioned that each ministries have been working collectively to ascertain Yogasana as a aggressive sport.
“We are planning to include Yogasana as a sport discipline in Khelo India and in the University Games and we will also pitch it at the National Games but the aim and objective of any sport is to be included in Olympics and this is a beginning of a long journey,” mentioned the Sports Minister in an official assertion.
Minister of AYUSH Shripad Naik traced the origins of Yogasana competitions to the Indian Yoga custom, the place such competitions have been held for hundreds of years.
He mentioned that they’re nonetheless being performed at a number of ranges, however a robust and sustainable construction to impart nationwide visibility to the competitions is but to emerge.
The minister additional mentioned that the federal government’s resolution to recognise Yogasana as a aggressive sport comes after 3-Four years of extensive consultations with the stakeholders of the Yoga sector.
Naik additionally mentioned that Yogasana is an integral and necessary element of Yoga, which is psycho-physical in nature and in style throughout the globe for its efficacy in health and normal wellness.
“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,” mentioned Naik
AYUSH secretary gave a presentation and defined that the sports activities self-discipline of Yogasana is prone to have 51 medals in 4 occasions and 7 classes.
The proposed occasions for each women and men embrace Traditional Yogasana, Artistic Yogasana (Single), Artistic Yogasana (Pair), Rhythmic Yogasana (Pair), Free Flow/Group Yogasana, Individual All Round – Championship and Team Championship.
A pilot Yogasana competitors named National Individual Yogasana Sports Championship (Virtual Mode) shall be held in early 2021.
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