UNESCO finally inscribes 'Yoga': India's ancient wisdom recognised as a Global Heritage
स्रोत: News Bharati English      तारीख: 01-Dec-2016

Addis Ababa- Ethiopia, December 01: After in 2014, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) declared International Yoga Day unanimously on 11 December, now on 1 December of 2016 is has witnessed 'Yoga' becomes a "Human Treasure" with UNESCO's inscription as the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. This is formally announced at UNESCO's 11th session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage organised at Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

"Never ever happened before! After Yoga inscription, entire conference does Yogic breathing." are the words of Ruchira when UNESCO inscribed Yoga as a 'Human Treasure'

Indian ancient knowledge, wisdom and practices buzzing off globally and glowing with its proved importance for the humanity and now the world is coming forth to accept it understanding its invaluable and unique impact one the physical, mental, and spiritual of a person.

"Never ever happened before! After #Yoga inscription, entire conference does Yogic breathing." are the words of Ruchira who felt the glorious impact of India's anciant wisdom charming the global mind.

RuchiraKamboj announced this news via twitter immediately after the UNESCO unanimously and with 100% votes inscribed Yoga as one of the intangible global heritage.

"#Yoga just inscribed by UNESCO. Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. 24/24 Votes, Journey frm #Indian 2 #WorldHeritage completed" wrote Ruchira on her twitter.



Acknowledging that the Yoga is an intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, the UNESCO note says that Yoga is based on unifying the mind with the body and soul to allow for greater mental, spiritual and physical wellbeing, the values of yoga form a major part of the community’s ethos.

The UNESCO identifies Yoga as the philosophy behind the ancient Indian practice of yoga has influenced various aspects of how society in India functions, whether it be in relation to areas such as health and medicine or education and the arts.



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