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The Sports Ministry on Thursday formally recognizedyoga Sana as a competitive sport, which will enable the ancient practice to avail government funding.


  • The move was made to encourage yoga, spread awareness about its benefits and to help improve physical and mental wellbeing of the people.
  • National Yogasana Sport Federation of India (NYSFI) was also established for preservation and development of yoga as a competitive sport.
  •  It was recognized by the sports ministry as a National Sports Federation (NSF).
  • The Sports Ministry will start by providing the NYSF with financial support to make their annual training and calendar.
  • Yogasana will be inducted in future Khelo India Games programme.
  • Pilot championship — National Individual Yogasana Sport Championship — has also been proposed to be organised.

National Sports Federation (NSF)

  • The National Sports Federation of India (NSFOI) promote the fundamental principles of Sports at a national level within the framework of sports.
  • NSFOIs are committed to the development of athletes and support the development of sport for all programs and high-performance sport in country.



Source: Indian express


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