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Yoga now global heritage: Modi

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  4 Jan 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Bengaluru, Jan 3: Yoga is now global heritage with popularity growing across the world, Prime Minister rendra Modi said on Sunday.

“Yoga is now a global heritage. And, the world is embracing traditiol Indian medicine with great enthusiasm,” said Modi iugurating the 21st edition of Intertiol Conference on Frontiers in Yoga Research and its Applications (INCOFYRA) here.

“And, it is this belief in the power of yoga and faith in humanity that I proposed this initiative (Intertiol Day of Yoga) in my iugural address to the United tions General Assembly in September 2014,” he said, noting that more than a million people from 192 countries observed the day on June 21, 2015.

Being organised by Vivekanda Yoga Anusandhan Sansthan at Prashanti Kutiram, Jigani from January 3-7 here, INCOFYRA aims to integrate ayurveda, turopathy, yoga, uni, siddha, homeopathy and modern medicine.

Focusing on non-communicable diseases like diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular diseases, psychiatric diseases and oncological problems, the intertiol conference will bring prominent doctors and researchers on to one single platform.

In his address, Modi also hoped that they “will integrate yoga and traditiol Indian medicine more closely into our healthcare system and make wellness a part of life for all in India and rest of the world”.

He also praised Swami Vivekanda for his contribution to spreading Indian wisdom.

“He not only made a unique contribution to the spiritual revival of India, he also placed our timeless wisdom before the world,” Modi said. (IANS)

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