The Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute of Pune has been chosen as the first recipient of the Prime Minister’s Award for outstanding contribution to promotion and development of yoga. According to IANS, in a statement released by the Ministry of AYUSH, it was said that the decision has been made by a screening and evaluation committee for the awards that were initiated in 2016.

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According to The Times Of India, the statement said,

The selection was done from among 85 nominations received and 15 more recommended by the screening committee.

As per Press Information Bureau (PIB), the statement said,