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India’s first Physical National Yogasana Sports Championships begins in Odisha

11/11/2021 at 5:14 PM

Bhubaneswar, Nov 11: The first-ever Physical National Yogasana Sports Championships was kick-started today in Bhubaneswar with a vibrant and enthralling opening ceremony in presence of 560 bright, talented, and young athletes from 30 states aiming high for 50 medals in a uniquely designed competition.

Organised by the National Yogasana Sports Federation (NYSF) in association with the Government of Odisha from November 11 to 13, the competition is a stepping stone in the direction of making Yogasana a part of prestigious Olympics platform.

Udit Sheth, President, NYSF shared, “We are grateful to the Government of Odisha for their overwhelming support in hosting the Yogasana Championship. We want to make Yogasana  India’s Heritage Sport Brand for the world. It is an honor and privilege to be able to organise the championship in Bhubaneswar. The structure of the championship for Yogasana as a sport has been uniquely curated. We are gratified with the huge participation from all over the country. It is truly an experience to be in the presence of such talented athletes, coaches, and experts. We hope to take Yogasana sport on to the global stage.”

The event has been conceptualized with the aim to create a global brand of Yogasana as a competitive sport and support India’s vision to make Yogasana a sport with an Olympic roadmap.

The National Yogasana Sports Federation (recognised by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India) is consistently working towards building a strong culture of fitness, competition, well-being, and growth through the practice and development of Yogasana.

Vineel Krishna, Commissioner Cum Secretary, Sports & Youth Services department said,” We are extremely happy that the first National Yogasana Sports Championship is being hosted by Odisha. We value sports and make an honest effort towards promoting amongst the youth for fitness. Yogasana is one of the finest mediums of fitness and wellness, and I am delighted that a world-class platform has been collated to promote it in the youth of India and the globe.”   

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