DPM Shrestha urges for practising Yoga, meditation to achieve sound health

Kathmandu, May 13: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Narayan Kaji Shrestha, has said yoga and meditation are vital for maintaining sound mental and physical status. 

In his address to an inaugural session of the second edition of Health Conference commenced here today, the Deputy Prime minister said” Yoga and meditation are characteristics of Eastern philosophy and culture and this is our lifestyle, too. That’s why it should be practiced routinely.” 

Underlining the need of further advancements in the country’s health sector, the Deputy Prime Minister said preventive measures against health complications also be focused. 

As he stressed, the upcoming government policies and programmes should give priority to the promotion of Yoga and meditation practices. 

On the occasion, Nepal Medical Council’s former Chair and senior cardiologist Prof Dr Bhagawan Koirala said more training and incentive are necessary to enhance the health sector along with the focus on the production of required human resources. “Everyone’s access to quality healthcare should be guaranteed to prevent any of avoidable deaths.” (RSS)

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