Nepal should be developed as Yoga hub-Acting PM

21st Jun, 2018 | Tourism Mail Crew

KATHMANDU, June 21: Acting Prime Minister Iswor Pokharel has said the government will put efforts to gradually develop Nepal as a hub for health, spiritual and yoga.

Addressing a program organized by Patanjali Yogapeeth on the occasion of the 4th International Yoga Day at Maharajgunj this morning, he said the government would lay emphasis on promoting yoga for developing healthy citizens.

Acting PM Pokharel, who is also the Defense Minister, said the yoga is gaining popularity and is being taught as curricular and extra-curricular activity in the educational institutions.

"The importance of Yoga is increasing across the globe day by day. It should be widely publicized from different fronts", he added.

The UN has recognized June 21 as the international Yoga Day since 2014.