New Delhi: In its bid to popularise the ancient spiritual and ascetic practice globally, in a first, the Centre will issue tourist visa and e-tourist visa to foreigners willing to undergo short-term course on Yoga.
Realising the spread and importance of yoga world over, the government has decided to include attending a short-term yoga programme in the list of permissible activities under tourist visa.
Besides, the government has decided to include attending a short-term yoga programme and short duration medical treatment under Indian systems of medicine in the list of permissible activities under e-tourist visa.
The Ministry of Home Affairs has taken a decision to include short term yoga programmes in tourist visa and e-tourist visa, an official spokesperson said.
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