Chandigarh: In a step to promote yoga, Haryana Health and AYUSH Minister, Mr. Anil Vij said that in order to promote yoga in the state, in-principle approval for inclusion of Yoga in sports competitions has been given on priority basis.
While presiding over the meeting of the Haryana Yoga Council, the Ayush Minister said that to ensure the inclusion of Yoga, the Council should emphasize on making of policy for its events and future action plans so that Haryana can be developed as a model state for yoga.
He said that it is also being considered to include Yoga in the education curriculum and to establish a world-class Meditation Centre in the state. He further directed the Urban Local Bodies Department to give priority to the construction of Yogshalas in all cities so that every citizen of the state can be benefitted from it.
Mr. Vij said that 594 yoga and vyayamshalas have been set up in the state. Besides, the Act and the Logo of the Council will also be approved soon. He further added that changing the name of Haryana Yoga Council to Haryana Yoga Commission is also being considered. Furthermore, it is also being considered to include a performance of Surya Namaskar posture in all government programmes to be held on January 26 and August 15.
Additional Chief Secretary, Health Department Mr. Rajeev Arora said that the Yoga Council should finalise the schedule for each month to ensure widespread publicity. He said that while adhering to the directions of the Health Minister he will ensure that Yoga reaches maximum people. Besides, complete records of all the yoga classes of the state will be also maintained, he added.(UNI)