Vice President to inaugurate International Conference on Yoga tomorrow; Delegates from 32 countries set to participate

for AYUSH | Date - 21-06-2016

As part of the celebrations of second International Day of Yoga, Ministry of AYUSH is organising a two-day International Conference titled ‘Yoga for Body and Beyond’ from 22nd to 23 June, 2016 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. Vice President Shri Hamid Ansari, will Inaugurate the Conference at 11 A.M. Lok Sabha Speaker Smt. Sumitra Mahajan, will grace the Valedictory Session of the Conference at 5.00 P.M. on 23rd June. Minister of State (Independent Charge) for AYUSH, Shri Shripad Yesso Naik will be the ‘Guest of Honour’ in both the sessions. Swami Ramdev, Dr. Pranav Pandya, Swami Amrita Suryananda, Swami Chidanand Muni, Prof. H.R. Nagendra, will also grace the occasion during Inaugural session.

Apart from international resource persons, about 70 international delegates from 32 countries have confirmed their participation in the Conference. The countries include Iraq, Afghanistan, Algeria, Malaysia, Spain, Russia, Portugal, Australia, Belgium, China, Egypt, Iceland, Japan, Kuwait, Korea, Kenya, Slovenia, Uzbekistan and U.A.E. Minister of Health and Quality of Life, Government of Mauritius, Mr. Anil Kumarsingh Gayan is also expected to attend the Conference.

During the nine technical sessions of the Conference eminent Yoga Gurus, exponents and experts will extensively deliberate upon various themes such as “Yoga and Physical Wellbeing”, “Insights from Yoga Scholars”, “Integration of Yoga in Healthcare Delivery System”, “Yoga for Mental health”, “Yoga for Body and Beyond”. There will also be a panel discussion and an open ended session on experience sharing by Foreign delegates.

During the inaugural session certificates will be presented to the winners of ‘Best Yoga Apparels’ and ‘Best Yoga Geet’, which were commissioned by Ministry of AYUSH. During the valedictory session, Certificates will be presented to representatives of first certified Yoga School in India, first Personnel Certification Body and certified Yoga Professionals from Japan under the Scheme launched by Ministry of AYUSH and managed by Quality Council of India for Yoga Professionals and Yoga Schools.

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