A scheme for voluntary certification of yoga experts to promote the ancient practice as a preventive and drugless therapy would help in deploying professionals both within and outside the country, the government today said.
"To ensure credibility of knowledge and skills of yoga experts and professionals, a scheme for voluntary certification of yoga professionals was launched on June 22 last year by the Ministry of AYUSH in collaboration with Quality Council of India (QCI)...
"The scheme aims at promoting authentic yoga as a preventive, rehabilitative and health promotive drugless therapy and certifying the competence level of yoga professionals, which would help their deployment within and outside the country," said Minister of State for AYUSH, Shripad Yesso Naik in written reply in Rajya Sabha.
He said consequent to unanimous adoption of June 21 as the International Day of Yoga (IDY), all efforts were made by the Government to celebrate the IDY worldwide.
The IDY celebrated on June 21, 2015 across the world was a grand success as millions of enthusiastic people participated in the event successfully organised in 192 Member countries of the United Nations, he said.
Replying to another question, he said that the Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS), an autonomous organisation under his Ministry in collaboration with AIIMS in New Delhi.....Conducted a study to evaluate efficacy of AYUSH QOL-2C in improving quality of life in non metastatic breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
"The study has been completed and data analysis started. The objective of the study did not include cure of cancer," he said.