India establishes ministry for yoga

(AGI) New Delhi - India has set up a ministry for yoga.
  Prime Minister Narendra Modi has decided to promote meditationand  [...]

India establishes ministry for yoga
(AGI) New Delhi, Nov 10 - India has set up a ministry for yoga.Prime Minister Narendra Modi has decided to promote meditationand traditional medicine, in particular Ayurveda, yoga, Unani,Siddha and homeopathic treatments. In a reshuffle he appointedfour ministers and 17 deputies with the aim of boosting theeconomy. The prime minister, a vegetarian and veryyoga-conscious, asked the United National General Assembly inSeptember to establish an international day of yoga. He alsoput the idea to U.S. President Barak Obama. New appointmentsinclude the governor of the Stato of Goa, Manohar Parrikar, whobecomes Defence Minister, with the task of modernising thearmy. His appointment cuts the burden on Arun Jaitley, who hasbeen Defence and Finance Secretary since May, and will nowfocus on reforms to relaunch the economy. Another majordepartment, the Rail Ministry, was assigned to Suresh Prabhu,leader of the Shiv Sena regional party, who joined Mr Modi'sparty, the Nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party. The RailMinistry is the only one to have its own financial resources,separate from the national budget. .