Stressing on the need to popularise Yoga and Ayurveda globally, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has praised the role of Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali Yogpeeth in Hardwar.

Inaugurating the Ayurveda Bhavan at Patanjali Yogpeeth in Haridwar, the CM said the efforts of the organisation in popularising Yoga and Ayurveda are worth appreciating. ” If India has to become the leader in these two areas than Yoga and Ayurveda should be popularised around the world,” he said.

“Everywhere across the world our country is know for its rich traditions and culture,” Rawat said. With the help of Yoga and Ayurveda, India can set an example of peace, prosperity and healthy lifestyle, he added.

Across the world International Yoga day is celebrated on 21 June every year which has been made possible by the efforts of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, said the CM.

Also present at the function was state AYUSH Minister, Harak Singh Rawat, who announced that the state government will establish India’s first Ayurveda Research Institute at Charak Danda near Kotdwar.

Baba Ramdev said the Vedas, Puranas, Upanishads and spiritual meditation have been an integral part of the Indian culture. And the saints had played a pivotal role in the development of the nation. He highlighted the need to protect life-saving Ayurvedic medicines based on old manuscripts. “There is a great need to transform waste to best,”, he said.

The CM also attended the annual function of Patanjali Ayurveda University there along with Baba Ramdev and Acharya Balkrishan.