New Delhi, Sep 1: The government on Tuesday decided to recognise yoga as a sports discipline and put it in priority category.
"It has further been decided to recognise yoga as a sports discipline and to place it in the priority category," according to a sports ministry release.
The sports ministry reviewed the categorisation of various disciplines and also revised the scale of financial assistance admissible to each category, which was further conveyed to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and all National Sports Federations.
Also, based on the past performance in major international events, it was also decided to upgrade fencing from others to general category. It was also decided to place university sports in the priority category.