Addressing the participants at the inaugural ceremony of 3rd International Conference on Yoga at New Delhi, Vice President of India, Mr. Venkaiah Naidu mentioned that the most invaluable gift to the modern world is the ancient science of yoga. The people must believe that science and knowledge should be transmitted freely for the welfare of the world. Yoga is termed as the mother of all the exercises, which provide mental alertness, physical fitness and spiritual succour. Yoga is not associated with any religion and it is unfortunate to witness that a few people are still attributing the religious overtones to this ancient scientific system, he added.
Ministry of AYUSH had organised the conference where Mr. Shripad Yesso Naik indicated that yoga is the best remedy for health problems and bringing peace in life. He further pointed that Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga (New Delhi), National Institute of Naturopathy (Pune) and Central Institute for Research in Yoga and Naturopathy have been playing a vital role in standardisation of yoga.
Mr. Naik further mentioned that government would set up four Central Research Institutes in Yoga with 100 bedded hospital and two PG (Post Graduate) Institutes of Yoga and Naturopathy. The two PG institutes are likely to come up at Jhajjar (Haryana) and Nagamangala (Karnataka).
The Ministry of AYUSH is also in plans to set up National Level Institutes of Yoga and Naturopathy in Panchkula (Haryana) and Goa. A National Board has been constituted for developing and promoting Yoga and Naturopathy. The major responsibilities of the board are to maintain standards and quality in the Yoga education.