Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga (MDNIY), New Delhi under Ministry of AYUSH, Govt of India was designated as a World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for Traditional Medicine (Yoga) in April, 2013. WHO Collaborating Centre is supposed to take FOUR work-plans and the second one is – `Organization of capacity building workshops and training programs on the role, scope, practice and evidence-based use of Yoga in non-communicable diseases’.
2nd Capacity Building Workshop was conducted on the theme “Yogic Management of Cancer, Bronchial Asthma & Stroke” at Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga, New Delhi from 28th – 30th November, 2016.
The Chief Guests for the inaugural was Dr. Sudhir Gupta, Additional Dy. Director General (NCD), Directorate General of Health Services, Govt of India and Dr Kim Sung Chol, Regional Adviser, Traditional Medicines, World Health Organization Regional Office for South-East Asia.
The capacity building workshop was organised by Dr Ishwar V Basavaraddi Director MDNIY with eminent resource persons and it aimed to train Master Trainers who would carry out the same activity in their locality /organization /concerned State and be Brand Ambassadors for propagating the role of Yoga in non-communicable diseases.
Yogacharya Dr. Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani of CYTER, SBV was invited as a Resource Person for the workshop for orienting and enlightening the participants on the role, scope, practice and evidence-based use of Yoga in non-communicable diseases with special emphasis on Bronchial Asthma.
He also attended the EC meeting of the Indian Yoga Association where he was nominated to serve as Director of the Standing Research Committee.