BHUBANESWAR, INDIA, November 12, 2012 (Daily Pioneer): The first-ever Physical National Yogasana Sports Championships kick-started in Bhubaneswar on Thursday with a vibrant opening ceremony in the presence of 560 bright, young athletes from 30 States aiming high for 50 medals in a uniquely-designed competition. Organized in association with the Government of Odisha, the three-day competition is a stepping stone in the direction of making Yogasana a part of the prestigious Olympics platform.

The event has been conceptualized with an 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. Yoga is now being transformed as a sport taking a cue from kabaddi and cricket as yoga has the key to a sustainably healthy lifestyle and wellness. Yogasana sport for both male and female categories has been included in Khelo India Youth Games, 2021.