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Two-day international conference on yoga kicks off today

ANI  |  New Delhi 

Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari will inaugurate a two-day international conference on 'Yoga for Body and Beyond' organised by the Ministry of AYUSH at Vigyan Bhawan 11 a.m on Wednesday, in which 70 delegates from 32 countries will participate.

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, yoga guru Swami Ramdev and Professor H.R. Nagendra will address the valedictory session of the conference on Thursday.

Minister of State (Independent Charge) for AYUSH Shripad Yesso Naik will be the Guest of Honour in both the sessions.

Apart from international resource persons, about 70 international delegates from 32 countries have confirmed their participation in the Conference. The countries include Iraq, Afghanistan, Algeria, Malaysia, Spain, Russia, Portugal, Australia, Belgium, China, Egypt, Iceland, Japan, Kuwait, Korea, Kenya, Slovenia, Uzbekistan and the U.A.E.

Minister of Health and Quality of Life, Government of Mauritius, Anil Kumarsingh Gayan is also expected to attend the conference.

During the nine technical sessions of the Conference eminent Yoga Gurus, exponents and experts will extensively deliberate upon various themes such as 'Yoga and Physical Wellbeing', "'Insights from Yoga Scholars', 'Integration of Yoga in Healthcare Delivery System', 'Yoga for Mental health', 'Yoga for Body and Beyond'.

There will also be a panel discussion and an open ended session on experience sharing by foreign delegates.

During the inaugural session, certificates will be presented to the winners of 'Best Yoga Apparels' and 'Best Yoga Geet', which were commissioned by the Ministry of AYUSH.

During the valedictory session, Certificates will be presented to representatives of first certified Yoga School in India, first Personnel Certification Body and certified Yoga Professionals from Japan under the scheme launched by the Ministry of AYUSH and managed by the Quality Council of India for Yoga Professionals and Yoga Schools.

First Published: Wed, June 22 2016. 08:41 IST