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PT Usha thanks OCA for including Yoga in Asian Games programme
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PT Usha thanks OCA for including Yoga in Asian Games programme

| @indiablooms | 01 Jul 2024, 03:37 pm

New Delhi/IBNS: Indian Olympic Association President Dr. PT Usha has thanked the Olympic Council of Asia's Executive Board (EB) for readily agreeing to her proposal to include Yoga, the ancient Indian discipline that fosters physical and mental health in the Asian Games programme.

She said OCA President Raja Randhir Singh had informed her about the decision and thanked him for his unflinching support for the proposal to make Yoga a competitive sport in the Asian Games.

"I am delighted that the OCA Executive Board spontaneously agreed to India's request to give Yoga the recognition that it deserves. The proposal shall now move through the Sports Committee to the General Assembly for confirmation," she said.

Dr. Usha said it was a natural step for the competitive sports community to embrace Yoga, especially after the world had taken to it.

She also thanked the Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Dr. Mansukh Mondaviyo for his push ahead of the OCA meeting.

"When we make a collective effort, led by the Prime Minister himself. we can achieve success seamlessly," she said.

"I am glad India's effort to have Yoga included in the biggest celebrations of sport is finding resonance."

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