The two-day International Yoga Conference organised by the Ministry of AYUSH concluded today with a valedictory session chaired by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan.
Mahajan gave away certificates to the first yoga institute to be accredited by the government. A delegation of 25 yoga professionals from Japan who were recently accredited under a scheme launched by the ministry, too, were honoured at the event.
Minister for AYUSH Shripad Yesso Naik enumerated the achivement of his ministry in propogating the ancient practice of yoga.
"More people are opting for yoga as a career, positive efforts have been made to introduce yoga training in the military and para-military forces and a separate central sector scheme for yoga training for police personnel has been developed.
"The new recruits of civil services will now perform yoga as part of their training programme...To inculcate the habit at a young age, NCERT has prepared syllabi on yoga for Class VI to VIII and IX to X and circulated to all the state governments and school boards," Naik said.
The two-day conference was inaugurated by Vice President Hamid Ansari yesterday and was attended by representatives from nearly 35 countries.