Prime Minister Narendra Modi will present Yoga Awards to the winners for Outstanding Contribution for Promotion and Development of Yoga in New Delhi today.
During the ceremony, Mr Modi will also release 12 commemorative postal stamps to honour eminent scholars, practitioners and Great Master Healers of AYUSH Systems. These commemorative postal stamps highlight the great work and acknowledge the achievements of the Great Master Healers of AYUSH Systems.
AIR correspondent reports that the winners of the yoga award were announced during the International Day of Yoga, 2019 at Ranchi along with the two winners of the previous year. Japan Yoga Niketan and Bihar School of Yoga will be awarded in the institutional category while Antonietta Rozzi from Italy and Swami Rajarshi Muni of Life mission in Gujarat in the individual category. Each of them will be felicitated with a Cash Award of 25 lakh rupees, Trophy and a Certificate.
During the event, Prime Minister will also launch ten AYUSH Health and Wellness Centres located in Haryana. This is in line with Ministry of AYUSH’s commitment to make 12 thousand 500 AYUSH Health and Wellness Centres functional in next three years. The main focus of these centres will be empowering the community for self care by imbibing AYUSH based healthy food and lifestyle, social behaviour and use of medicinal plants for primary health care.