Preparations at the ministry of Ayush for celebrating World Yoga Day for the second year began over two months ago, the ministry said. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his United Nations address in September 2014 suggested that the world celebrate World Yoga Day on June 21, as it is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and shares special significance in many parts of the world.Naik was speaking at the Sandu Ayurveda Gaurav and Sandu Ayurveda Bhushan award ceremony in Mumbai. He said that India should be free from diseases and that promoting Ayurveda was the first step towards a disease-free India.
“The future of Ayurveda is bright in the days ahead but, it is needed to promote and spread Ayurveda. It is important to work with dedication. Last month, a team of American doctors was in India for a discussion on cancer. I am extremely pleased to state that India and the United States will sign an agreement in the next two months to carry out a research on cancer. This agreement will take place in the US in the presence of the honorable prime minister,” Naik said