The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that Yoga is the Mother of all Exercises. He was addressing the inaugural session of the 3rd International Yoga Conference, here today. The Minister of State for AYUSH (Independent Charge), Shri Shripad Yesso Naik and other dignitaries were present on the occasion.The Vice President said that the ancient science of Yoga is India’s invaluable gift to the modern world. He further said that we believe that knowledge and science should be transmitted freely for the welfare of the entire world. “Sarve Janaah Sukhino Bhavantu” has been our fervent prayer from time immemorial, he added.The Vice President said that Yoga goes beyond the physical exercises and connects the body with thought processes. He further said that Yoga has nothing to do with religion, as some people unfortunately attribute religious overtones to this ancient scientific system. It is a science of well being that needs to be studied and practiced just as any other medical system, he added.The Vice President said that Yoga should become a part and parcel of our daily routine to combat the modern-day health problems, both physical and mental. He further said that Yoga aims to help us to achieve a state of equilibrium when we are at peace with ourselves so that we can create a peaceful environment.The Vice President appreciated the efforts of the people like Baba Ram Dev who made Yoga to reach every house simply by explaining what Yoga is.