New Delhi, Nov 12: In a huge development, India is set to host the first-ever yogasana world championship in June next year. The National Yogasana Sports Federation (recognised by the Sports Ministry) is working towards building a strong culture of fitness, competition, well-being, and growth through practice and development of yogasana.
Addressing the opening ceremony of India's first Physical National Yogasana Sports Championships in Bhubaneswar, NYSF president Udit Sheth said, "India is going to host first-ever World Yogasana Championship showcasing India's heritage sport to the world in June 2022."
Yogasana sport for both male and female categories has been included in the Khelo India Youth Games, 2021. The Government of India's recognition makes NYSF eligible for financial assistance for the conduct of national championships in all categories.
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"We are grateful to the Government of Odisha for their overwhelming support in hosting the Yogasana Championship. The structure of the championship for Yogasana as a sport has been uniquely curated. We are gratified with the huge participation from all over the country. It is truly an experience to be in the presence of such talented athletes, coaches, and experts. We hope to take Yogasana sport on to the global stage," Sheth said.
On the other hand, India’s first Physical National Yogasana Sports Championships took place on Thursday with a gala opening ceremony. The competition is a stepping stone in the direction of making Yogasana a part of the prestigious Olympics platform. Speaking on the occasion, Sheth said, “We want to make Yogasana India’s Heritage Sports Brand for the world”.
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The championship was kick-started today with a vibrant and enthralling opening ceremony in presence of 560 bright, talented, and young athletes from 30 states aiming high for 50 medals in a uniquely designed competition. Organised by the National Yogasana Sports Federation (NYSF) in association with the Government of Odisha from November 11th to 13 the competition is a stepping stone in the direction of making Yogasana a part of the prestigious Olympics platform.