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Union Government to introduce International Yoga Award Scheme

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Union government has decided to introduce International Yoga Award Scheme with a view to promote yoga upon this AYUSH ministry is working on the scheme and it will start giving the award from 2017.


  • AYUSH Minister Shripad Yesso Naik announced the plan in New Delhi while inaugurating the National Health Editors’ Conference with the theme of Yoga for Holistic Health – Recent Researches.
  • The conference had been organised by Ministry of AYUSH aimed at ensuring wider dissemination of benefits of Yoga in association with Press Information Bureau and is a part of the series of planned events leading to the International Day of Yoga – 2016.

Yoga Day:

International Yoga Day, is celebrated every year on June 21 and was declared to be globally recognized by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on December 11, 2014 upon the suggestion by the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his UN Address.