Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said yoga is uniting the world in pursuit of good health and wellness as he lauded the Indian embassy’s “great effort” in Doha for holding a yoga session for people of 114 nationalities. In his tweets, Modi also referred to the Ministry of Ayush signing the ‘host country agreement’ with the World Health Organization for establishing the WHO Global Centre for Traditional Medicine in Jamnagar, Gujarat, and said India is honored to be home to such a state-of-the-art center.
“This center will contribute towards making a healthier planet and leveraging our rich traditional practices for global good,” he said.
Traditional medicines and wellness practices from India are very popular globally, he noted, adding that the WHO center will go a long way in enhancing wellness in the society.
The World Health Organization had earlier tweeted that it and the Indian government have agreed to establish the WHO Global Centre for Traditional Medicine to maximize the potential of traditional medicines through modern science and technology.