Union Govt Includes Yogasana As Competitive Sport In Khelo India Youth Games, Recognises Federation For Its DevelopmentA representative image (Phil Walter/Getty Images) 

The union government, after deliberations at length and taking into account the relevant factors including developing Yogasana as a competitive sport, included Yogasana sports for both male and female categories in Khelo India Youth Games, 2021.

Also the Modi government has recognised the National Yogasana Sports Federation (NYSF) as a National Sports Federation for promotion and development of Yogasana as a competitive sport in the country.

This information was given by Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju in a written reply in Lok Sabha on Thursday (25 March).

The government recognition makes NYSF eligible for financial assistance for conduct of national championships in all the categories, viz. Senior, Junior and Sub-junior and participation in international sporting events.

Upon government recognition, it is incumbent on the NYSF, being primarily responsible for promotion and development of Yogasana, to hold annual championships and ensure participation of Indian sportspersons and teams in international sports events of Yogasana.

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