Niyantrita Madhumeha Bharata abhiyaan

A Yoga based National Diabetes Control Program

The Government’s Initiative of applying the power of Yoga to check the spread of diabetes is laudable.

Yoga can help people to not only stay healthy but also increase their happiness and overall wellness quotient.

Gurudev Sri Sri Ravishankar ji

New Delhi, Oct 2: Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji and other Dignitaries releasing Yoga for Diabetes booklet


Diabetes is a major Non-Communicable Disease, posing threat to the human community and exchequer of the globe. India is going to be the global capital for diabetes by 2025. It is right time that all the nations shall awake in controlling the epidemic before its holocaust has devastating effect on the human race.

Our Hon’ble Prime Minister, Sri Narendra Modiji, a visionary for the welfare of the countrymen, is encouraging our ancient traditional systems of evidence based holistic health (Yoga based life style change) for preventing and managing many Non-Communicable Diseases such as Diabetes, Hypertension, Cancer, Obesity, Mental Health etc. With a view to promote the same effectively, a separate ministry of AYUSH is established under the Hon’ble Minister of State (Independent Charge) Sri Sripad Yesso Naik. The AYUSH ministry since, declaring 21st June as International Day of Yoga, has unveiled various programs both at National and State level for promoting traditional Indian systems of Holistic Health.

Taking in to consideration, the percentage of population reeling under diabetes and to prevent the nation from becoming the Diabetic Capital of the World, the Ministry of AYUSH has planned various projects involving both Governmental and non- governmental institutions working for this social cause.

During the 2nd international day of yoga (21st June 2016) held at Chandigarh, our prime minister gave a clarion call to all yoga institutions to focus this year, on taking up several programs to promote yoga for diabetes . On this basis, Ministry of AYUSH, New Delhi, has planned this mega nationwide project to control the increasing prevalence of diabetes in India through yoga based life style program called Niyantrita Madhumeha Bharata abhiyaan (NDCP- national diabetes control program), routed through central council of research in yoga and naturopathy, New Delhi, and implemented by the Indian Yoga Association (IYA). IYA is an association that has members from all major traditional yoga paramparas of the country.

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