Three Day Curtain Raiser International Yoga Fest Inaugurated By Shri Shripad Yesso Naik

A Curtain Raiser for International Day of Yoga-2016 was inaugurated by the Minister of State for AYUSH (Independent Charge) and Health & Family Welfare, Shri Shripad Yesso Naik in New Delhi. The Yoga Festival has been organized by the Ministry of AYUSH to sensitize the masses regarding the celebration of International Day of Yoga.

As per the Shri Shripad Naik that Yoga is the greatest gift of this country to the entire mankind. Probably that is the reason why as many as 177 out of 193 UN Member States supported the idea of declaring 21st June as the International Day of Yoga , the Minister added.  The AYUSH Minister explained that in the past few decades, the health aspects of Yoga have become more popular.

Yoga can enhance the endurance among the sports person, the Minister elaborated. Shri Shripad Naik said that Ministry of AYUSH is putting its best efforts to promote the science of Yoga as a healthcare system across the globe. He hoped that the efforts made by the Ministry will reach to the common people. 

The Minister disclosed that the National level function on International Yoga Day is proposed to be held at Chandigarh to ensure large participation of people in the celebrations even though the states will be organizing their own state level functions on a grand scale. 

Secretary AYUSH, Shri Ajit Sharan gave the highlights of the Yoga Festival and said that there will be many such events culminating into the International Yoga Day on 21st June, 2016. One such event is the Yoga Olympiad being organised by NCERT in view of the need to popularize Yoga among the youth. 

Extra info:
1. Minister of State for AYUSH and Health & Family Welfare – Shri Shripad Yesso Naik
2. Secretary of AYUSH – Shri Ajit Sharan
3. Dr. H. Nagendra – Chancellor OF S-VYASA University

So lets do:
1. Who is Minister of State for AYUSH and Health & Family Welfare?
2. Curtain Raiser International Yoga Fest inaugurated by Whom?


Source – The Economic Times


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