New Delhi: Ministry of AYUSH is organising the International Conference on Yoga on 15-16 November 2019 at Mysuru, Karnataka. Chief Minister of Karnataka BS Yediyurappa will inaugurate the two-day conference on 15 November in the presence of Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for AYUSH and Defence, Shripad Yesso Naik. The theme of the conference is ‘Yoga for Heart Care’. More than 700 national and international delegates are expected to participate in the conference spread over 10 technical sessions involving a panel of 50 experts. Governor of Karnataka Vajubhai Vala will be the Chief Guest at the valedictory function of the conference.
On the first day of the conference, technical sessions on ‘Yoga for heart care; emerging trends and researches’, ‘Role of Yoga in preventive cardiology’, ‘Role of Yoga in the management of Hypertension’ and ‘Yoga for coronary artery disease’ will be delivered.
The second day will see technical sessions on ‘physiology and integrative cardiology’, ‘Yoga for Cardiovascular health’ will be organised. A Symposium on ‘need for promotion of Yogasana as sports’ and presentation of research papers on ‘Yoga for heart care; emerging trends and researches.’
In 2015, following a review of the categorisation of various sports disciplines, the Union Sports Ministry decided to classify yoga as a sport.
Pre-conference events such as a Yoga walk, mass Yoga demonstration, and CME program are also planned to project the health benefits of Yoga and a healthy lifestyle.
This conference is fifth in the series to commemorate the unanimous adoption of Resolution by the United Nations General Assembly during its 69th Session for observing 21st June as International Day of Yoga.
After the UN declaration of an International Day of Yoga in 2014, a surge in interest towards Yoga from international communities was witnessed. International Yoga Conferences organised by the AYUSH in the last 4 years have seen the participation of increasingly larger numbers of Indian and foreign delegates.
Indian Missions in the countries with whom the Ministry of AYUSH has some kind of cooperation such as MoUs, Academic Chairs, or Information cells, have been requested to nominate 2 prominent Yoga experts or enthusiasts from the country/countries under their jurisdiction. These delegates will participate in the Conference, enabling them to capture and understand various dimensions of Yoga, and could help them to further propagate the exercise in their respective countries.
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