Iran’s Islamic Univ seeks Indian help to boost yoga & Ayurveda

Prime Minister Narendra Modi practicing yoga

An Islamic University in Iran has approached India to start courses in yoga, ayurveda and unani medicine for its students.

In an invitation dated 24 April, the Iranian Embassy in India wrote to National Commission for Minorities chairperson Syed Ghayorul Hasan Rizvi, requesting him to visit the Al-Mustafa International University, which counts “disseminating Islamic teachings” as one its chief activities.

Upon receiving the invitation, Rizvi is all set to go to Iran on a five-day visit starting 9 May. He is expected to discuss the logistics involved in starting these courses in Iran. “The university basically wants India to help Iran in the area of health. After my visit, I will approach the AYUSH ministry to decide on the nature of courses,” Rizvi said.