Yoga must be a part of daily training of sportspersons: Vijay Goel
Renowned Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev here yesterday (11 December, 2016) called on Minister for Youth Affairs & Sports Vijay Goel at his residence . They discussed ways to promote yoga among the youth and sportspersons to boost their skills and concentration.
Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Vijay Goel stated that Baba Ramdev has popularised yoga and is a leading icon who encourages the youth of the nation. “I feel delighted to have Baba Ramdev among us today, and I’m sure we will work together in some regard to boost sports as well as youth affairs in India”.
Speaking on the occassion Baba Ramdev said, “Yoga is a source of power and enables us to concentrate better in our respective fields. If sportspersons or youngsters take it up, it will surely enhance their skills and we will be able to win big in the global arena”.
Goel further stated that Yoga has already gained prominence in the world stage with the efforts of PM Modi and we can devise strategies to boost it as a competitive discipline after discussing all its aspects and how competitors will be graded accordingly. Goel also shared his idea that Yoga must be a part of daily training of sportspersons that would boost their endurance levels and concentration.
“We will give this message to all our Sports Authority of India centres”, the Minister added. He also mentioned that the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports will explore various ways to conduct competitions among the youth on “yoga asanas” so that they not only connect with their roots but also preserve this art for future generations as it is an intrinsic part of our culture.