“Vice President Inaugurate the International Yoga Festival at Parmarth Niketan”, India Education Diary, 4 March 2018

New Delhi: The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that Yoga is a holistic approach to well-being which has physical, emotional and spiritual dimensions. He was addressing the inaugural session of the International Yoga Festival at Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand today. The Governor of Uttarakhand, Dr. Krishan Kant Paul, the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Shri Trivendra Singh Rawat and other dignitaries were present on the occasion.

The Vice President said that the science of yoga is ancient yet timeless and this knowledge can be applied to make our contemporary lives better, healthier and happier. He further said that the emphasis on the physical exercises emerged around the 11th century AD in a branch of yoga called Hatha yoga and these exercises have gained world-wide importance and prominence over the years. We felt that this treasure house of knowledge should be shared with the entire world, as this ancient science of Yoga is India’s invaluable gift to the modern world, he added…[Read more]

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