Diploma in Yoga, Naturopathy planned

The State government will soon start diploma and certificate courses in Yoga and Naturopathy.

Speaking at the inaugural function of Arogya Expo-2012 here on Thursday, Medical Education Minister S A Ramdas said the government will promote Ayush (Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy) in the State and focus on research to find a treatment for AIDS and non-communicable diseases. He said support from the Union government will be sought to launch the proposed courses.

S Gandhiselvan, Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, in his speech, emphasised on setting up Ayush clinics at primary and community health centres across the country. He said healing through yoga and naturopathy is the natural way of curing any disease with no side effects. Ayush clinics at the grassroots level provide access to the treatment to all sections of society.

Yoga exponent Yogacharya Dr B K S Iyengar will present some asanas at the event on Friday. The expo is being held at the Palace Grounds.

More than 250 stalls displaying Ayurvedic and organic products have been set up at the venue. The stall set up by Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana showcased various yoga postures.

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