Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has claimed that yoga did not originate in India.
Speaking on the occasion of International Yoga Day in Baluwatar, Prime Minister Oli accused Indian scholars of hiding the fact that there was no such thing as India at the time of the development of yoga. He says Indians are reluctant to say that yoga originated in Nepal.
Stating that the importance of yoga has increased due to Covid-19 infection, he said that yoga is needed to make a person physically and mentally healthy and to increase immunity. Stating that Nepal’s culture and civilization is on the verge of collapse, Prime Minister Oli stressed on the need to teach civilization to the next generation.