New Delhi: Sports Minister Vijay Goel, on Tuesday, met renowned yoga guru Baba Ramdev to discuss ways to promote yoga among the youth and sportspersons to boost their skills and concentration.
Stating that yoga must be a part of daily training of sportspersons as it can boost their endurance levels and concentration, Goel said, "We will give this message to all our Sports Authority of India (SAI) centres."
Baba Ramdev, who met the Sports Minister at his residence, 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 said that a plan could be could devise strategies to boost yoga as a competitive discipline after discussing all its aspects.
"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," he said.
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....