Haryana Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal said that we should make yoga an essential part of life. He called upon every section of the society to work extensively in this direction. On this occasion, the Union Minister of AYUSH, Sh. Sarbananda Sonowal also praised the work being done by the Haryana Government in ensuring the promotion of Yoga. Sh. Manohar Lal was speaking at the 'Yoga Mahotsav-2022' programme organized by Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga under the aegis of Ministry of AYUSH at Vigyan Bhawan, Delhi. He said that “Yoga” is a wonderful way to have a healthy body and to make the restless mind and soul ‘sattvik’. He added that yoga also brings efficiency and balance in the work and social life.The Chief Minister gave credit to Prime Minister, Sh. Narendra Modi for giving recognition to Yoga on the world stage. Along with yoga, work is being done by the Haryana government to expand the ancient medical systems.
In Haryana, Yoga Commission has been constituted under the leadership of Chairman, Dr. Jaideep Arya. As many as 1,000 yoga gymnasiums have been established across the state. Yoga teachers have been appointed. The number of yoga teachers is being increased to 2000. Shri Krishna Ayush University is being established in Kurukshetra on an area of 94.5 acres at a cost of Rs. 1,000 crore. Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal said that the process of starting AYUSH units in primary health centres in Haryana is going on. Under the AYUSH Health Wellness Centre scheme, Ayurvedic dispensaries are being upgraded as AYUSH Health Wellness Centres. The Chief Minister said that now Yoga has been included in the curriculum of the students in Haryana. The Chief Minister praised the state of Sikkim for the work being done in the organic agriculture sector. The Union Minister for Forest, Environment and Climate Change and Labour and Employment, Sh. Bhupender Yadav, in his address, specifically mentioned Prime Minister, Sh. Narendra Modi's call for a natural way of life. On this occasion, Sikkim Chief Minister, Sh. Prem Singh Tamang, Union Minister of State for AYUSH and Women and Child Development, Dr. Munjpara Mahendrabhai Kalubhai, Union Minister of State for External Affairs and Cultural Affairs, Smt. Meenakshi Lekhi and Parmarth Niketan President, Swami Chidanand Saraswati were also present.