NEW DELHI: Sports activities Minister Kiren Rijiju on Thursday stated the federal government has included Yogasana in Khelo India Youth Video games 2021 in a bid to develop it as a aggressive sport.
Rijiju stated in a written reply within the Lok Sabha that the federal government has additionally given recognition to Nationwide Yogasana Sports activities Federation (NYSF) for promotion and growth of Yogasana within the nation.
“Yogasana sport for each female and male classes have been included in Khelo India Youth Video games, 2021,” he stated.
“The Authorities recognition makes NYSF eligible for monetary help for conduct of nationwide championships in all of the classes, viz. Senior, Junior and Sub-junior and participation in worldwide sporting occasions.”
With the federal government recognising the game, Rijiju stated NYSF might be “primarily accountable for promotion and growth of Yogasana, to carry Annual Championships and guarantee participation of Indian sportspersons and groups in worldwide sports activities occasions of Yogasana.”
In December final 12 months, the Sports activities Minister, alongwith Minister of AYUSH, had recognised Yogasana as a aggressive sport throughout an occasion, enabling the traditional observe to avail authorities funding.
An Worldwide Yogasana Sports activities Federation was shaped beneath the presidentship of yoga guru Baba Ramdev with HR Nagendra as secretary normal in November 2019.