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Yoga can help India, Nepal bond: Nepali president

President of Nepal Ram Baran Yadav today said Indian yoga could help the two nations bond better.

world Updated: Mar 27, 2010 21:22 IST

President of Nepal Ram Baran Yadav on Saturday said Indian yoga could help the two nations bond better.

"Yoga is an integral part of traditional Indian culture and we are trying to carry it forward scientifically. With rising addiction, corruption and stress across the world and even in Nepal, yoga and ancient ayurvedic system of medicine will help the youth of the country to hark back to tradition and strengthen the fledgling democracy with better convictions and value system," Yadav told the Indian media early Saturday morning.

"We are committed to protecting our democracy and ensuring peace at any cost. But the
people play an important role in consolidating the democratic government. Yoga helps provides clarity of thought," Yadav added.

The president said India and Nepal could promote bilateral goodwill with exchange of "lifestyle yoga and alternative Indian health therapies".

"The two nations can bond over yoga and ayurveda - as they invigorate the mind and the body - and removes negativity," Yadav said.

First Published: Mar 27, 2010 21:21 IST