New Delhi, June 10: Yoga has its grassroots in India; with a need to promote its importance globally government has been taking various steps and initiatives. To boost further 100 Yoga parks are expected to be set up all over India. People get ready to get rejuvenated.
“We are formalizing the plans for 100 such Yoga parks as a part of our existing National AYUSH (Ayurvedic, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy) mission and yet to receive the cabinet approval,” said an official from the Ayush Ministry.
Further they added, at least one Yoga centre would be set up in each state with central funding as another component of the mission. These could be existing organizations, which would receive resources from the government to spread awareness on Yoga.
The new components of the mission were announced by the Union AYUSH Minister Shripad Yasso Naik ahead of the International Yoga Day in Lucknow on June 21, which will be attended by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The mission was notified by the Modi government within four months of coming to the power at the centre.
Naik said that from the next academic year, there would be a common entrance test for admission in the Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS) courses. This would be in the line of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test, which has been made mandatory for the MBBS course.
Naik said participation of 51,000 people is expected in the main Yoga Day event in Lucknow. The day would be celebrated in all states as well as by the Indian Embassies and High Commissions. Singapore, for instance, would have a 9-day celebration with the involvement of locals.