The Ministry of AYUSH and Ministry of Youth Affiars and Sports announced the formal recognition of Yogasana as a COMPETITIVE SPORT.
Union Minister of State for AYUSH Shripad Naik, and the Union Minister of State for Youth Affairs &Sports Kiren Rijjju announced this at a joint press conference. During the press conference, the Union Minister of State fro Ayush Shripad Naik said, “They are still being conducted today at multiple levels , but a strong and sustainable structure to impact national visibility to the competitions is yet to emerge.
“The Government decision to recognise Yogasana as a competitive sport comes after 3-4 years of wide consultations with the stakeholders of the Yoga sector.”he further added
The Union Minister of State for Youth Affairs &SportsKiren Rijjju , said “The competitions that will arise out of the recognition of Yogasana as a sport will enhance interest in Yoga among people around the globe.”
“Yogasana will be introduced as a competitive sport in Khelo India, National and University Games.” he further added