Ministry Of Yoga, India
In 2014, the Narendra Modi-led government created a new ministry specifically to promote Indian traditional medical practices and Yoga. Shripad Naik was appointed as the minister of AYUSH – an acronym for Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy. In June 2015, despite complaints from some Muslim citizens, India celebrated Yoga Day for the first time. More than 35,000 government employees, students and other citizens participated in the event.