Celebrating 75 years of independence, India is ready to bring the heritage sport of Yogasana-India to the world. The National Yogasana Sports Federation (recognized by the Ministry of Youth and Sports of the Government of India) constantly strives to create a strong culture of fitness, competition, well-being and growth through practice and development. of Yogasana.
The event was conceptualized with the aim of creating a global brand of Yogasana as a competitive sport and supporting India’s vision of making Yogasana a sport with an Olympic roadmap. Yoga is now transformed into sport by taking inspiration from Kabaddi and Cricket Yoga is the key to a lasting healthy lifestyle and well-being, it is important to ensure that young people understand, value and embrace yoga in their life.
Addressing a gala opening ceremony of the first National Physical Sports Championships of Yogasana in India organized by the NYSF in association with the Odisha government from November 11 to 13 in Bhubaneswar, Udit Sheth, President of the NYSF , said: Yogasana Championship showcasing Indian heritage sport to the world in June 2022. “
Odisha, who has rightly received praise for encouraging and supporting various sports in India, hosts the very first Yogasana National Physical Sports Championships in Bhubaneswar. The championship kicked off today with a vibrant and exciting Opening Ceremony attended by 560 bright, talented and young athletes from 30 states aiming high for 50 medals in a uniquely designed competition.
Vineel Krishna, IAS, Commissioner Cum Secretary, Sports & Youth Services Dept., Odisha said: “We are extremely happy that the first National Yogasana Sports Championship is being hosted by Odisha. We value sport and make an honest effort to promote fitness among young people. Yogasana is one of the best means of fitness and wellness, and I am delighted that a world class platform has been assembled to promote it to Indian and global youth.
Udit Sheth, President of NYSF, said, “We are grateful to the Odisha government for their overwhelming support in hosting the Yogasana Championship. It is an honor and a privilege to be able to organize the championship in Bhubaneswar.
The structure of the Yogasana Championship as a sport has been organized in a unique way. We are delighted with the huge participation from across the country. It is truly an experience to be in the presence of such talented athletes, coaches and experts. We hope to bring Yogasana sport to the world stage. “
Yogasana sport for both the male and female categories has been included in the Khelo India Youth Games, 2021. Recognition from the Indian government makes the NYSF eligible for financial assistance for holding national championships in all categories, namely . Senior, Junior and Sub-junior and participation in international sporting events.