New Delhi: The three day International Conference on ‘Yoga for Diabetes,’ was inaugurated by Union Minister of State for AYUSH Shripad Yesso Naik in New Delhi on Wednesday. In his inaugural address, the Minister informed that UNESCO, the world’s apex body for culture has recently included yoga in its list of intangible cultural heritage. This is another recognition of the universal relevance of yoga and will add to its respectability across national borders.
Naik said that this conference aims to generate discussions on the role of yoga in the prevention and management of diabetes and to draw up a roadmap to be adopted for the control of Diabetes through Yoga. It will provide a common platform for the allopathy and AYUSH practitioners, researchers, academicians, policy makers and students to come together in the fight against diabetes.
Approximately 400 delegates and 50 experts from India and abroad are expected to participate in the conference. Eminent experts of conventional medicine, AYUSH systems as well as Yoga are participating in the Conference. The three days Conference consists of main and parallel sessions on different aspects of Yoga and Diabetes including research, policy making and panel discussion. Diabetes is spreading at a very fast pace in India, particularly in urban population. It is no more restricted to the older population as younger generation is also becoming prone to this disease.