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India to set up the first Yoga College in China

Yoga, is a physical, mental, and spiritual practice or discipline for a holistic lifestyle – that originated in India.

Its influence has already spread all across the world and the latest milestone is  – set up of a Yoga College in China’s Yunnan Minzu University in Kunming city. The yoga college is designed to provide a platform for China and India to improve cooperation and understanding in areas of culture and education.

The Minister of State for Extermnal Affairs Gen (Retd) V K Singh will inaugurate the college, who is presently in China to take part in China’s South Asia Expo. The yoga college will invite yoga masters from India to preside over courses at different levels of difficulty. Other than yoga practice, there are also courses on Indian culture and philosophy.

This declaration was part of memorandum during Indian Prime Minister Modi’s visit to China from May 14 to 16.The Yunnan University of Nationalities and the Indian Council for Cultural Relations signed a cooperation memorandum for the yoga college on May 15th, 2015.

Source: Indian Express