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Indian govt promoting yoga

Posted on Nov 27, 06:16PM | IBNS

The government on Tuesday said it has taken steps for the development, promotion and creation of awareness among the people about health promotive, disease preventive and curative potentials of Yoga in the Country.

Further, the government has established two Institutions namely Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga (MDNIY), New Delhi and Central Council for Research in Yoga and Naturopathy (CCRYN), New Delhi.

This information was given by Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare S.Gandhiselvan, in written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday.

The MDNIY is conducting one year regular Course for Diploma in Yoga Science for graduates since last 15 years.

The Institute has also started B.Sc. (Yoga Science) Course of three years duration for 10+2 Science stream students with the affiliation from Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, New Delhi from the academic Session 2012-13.

The Institute is conducting Foundation Course in Yoga Science for Wellness (FCYSW) of one-month duration.

MDNIY has introduced a project called - 'Introduction of Yoga in School Health' with the help of leading Yoga Institutes in the Country to train teachers with the objective to impart Yoga education in schools.

CCRYN has been established with the objective to undertake and coordinate scientific research of Yoga and naturopathy to promote and assist institutions of research for the study of disease, their prevention causation and remedy.

Meanwhile, Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has denied the complaints and informed that an open area for conducting of yoga classes has been provided at Siri Fort Sports Complex. Coaching is being imparted in the morning by Delhi Yog Sabha.

Storage area has been provided for yoga equipment.

During winters, alternative indoor accommodation is provided. Indoor gentle yoga classes are also held at the Complex.