INTERNATIONAL YOGA CONFERENCE CONCLUDES

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Panaji, November 15, 2018 …. “Yoga is becoming a binding force in the world today,” said the Governor, Dr. (Smt) Mridula Sinha while speaking at the concluding function of the Two-days International Yoga conference which was held in Panaji recently.

The theme of the Conference was “Yoga for Public Health” and was organized by Ministry of AYUSH Government of India.

The Governor said the practice of yoga helps to overcome health problems and ailments. Dr Sinha however, cautioned about the prevalence of fancy ideas of yoga which differed from the original concepts of Yoga. “Yoga is a way of life, living, thinking and doing,” she said. The Governor said that original, classical yoga needs to be promoted.

The Union Minister of State (I/C), Ministry of AYUSH, Shri Shripad Naik said that the response for the Conference was encouraging, “Yoga is the ancient culture and spiritual heritage of India,” he said. He added, “The approach of Yoga is holistic.” The Minister said that the benefits of Yoga go beyond geographical boundaries. He said that it is important to spread Yoga all over India. Shri. Naik added that the challenge today is to harmonize the process of globalization with ancient Indian science and spirituality.

Secretary, Ministry of AYUSH, Govt. of India, Shri Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha, Addl. Secretary, Ministry of AYUSH, Govt. of India, Shri P.K. Pathak were among those present on the occasion.

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