Sports Ministry formally recognises yogasana as competitive sport
The Ministry of Sports on December 17th officially recognised yogasana as a competitive sport, which will enable the ancient practice to avail government funding. Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju and Minister of AYUSH Shripad Yesso Naik formally promoted yogasana as a competitive sport during an event in Delhi. The move was made to encourage yoga, spread awareness about its benefits and to help improve physical and mental well-being of the people.
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