The first-ever National Yogasana Championship to showcase the Indian Heritage has kicked off in Odisha’s capital Bhubaneshwar. There were 560 young athletes from 30 states of India in the tournament’s vibrant opening ceremony. The athletes would compete for 50 medals in the uniquely designed competition.
The event has been organized from November 11 to 13 under the National Yogasana Sports Federation (NYSF), in collaboration with the Government of Odisha. The event’s organization is a significant step towards including Yoga as a part of the prestigious Olympics.
NYSF chief Udith Sheth said, “We want to make Yogasana India’s heritage sport brand. 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,” he added.
The event has been conceptualised 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.