Yoga instructor and fitness expert Namrata Menon was Thursday appointed Goa's brand ambassador to promote the ancient system of physical and mental practices in the coastal state.
The state health department announced the appoinment of Menon.
In a statement here, Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said Menon, who has been doing extraordinary work in the field of yoga, has been selected to promote it across the state.
"I am happy to announce that we have appointed Namrata Menon as Goa's ambassador for promoting yoga," he said.
The objective of this initiative is to increase awareness about the benefits of yoga and encourage people to inculcate a healthy lifestyle, Rane said.
The Panaji-based expert has been practicing yoga since the last 17 years and has been instrumental in inspiring many people to take up the ancient practice that involves a range of postures (asanas), the statement said.
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