Public Programme for 3rd International Yoga Day : Sirifort Auditorium
“Lifestyle change a must for reaping complete benefits of Yoga.”-Mr Vijay Goel
“Peace of mind attained through Yoga can contain crime & corruption” Dr Nagendra
New Delhi, June 18: For celebrating 3rd Intenational Day of Yoga, a day-long public program on ‘Yoga As A Healthy Way Of Life’ and ‘Receiving God’s Power For Peace And Happiness’ was organised by the Brahma Kumaris organisaton with the support of Ministry of AYUSH at Siri Fort Auditorium here today.
Mr Vijay Goel, Union Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports addressing the program as Chief Guest said that Yoga balances mind, body & soul and should be made part of school education.”A curriculum on Yoga should be developed and introduced in school level education. We at Ministry of Sports have received a proposal to declare Yoga as sports,” the Minister said. A lifestyle modification is must for yoga and for yoga to be effective, lifestyle change is a must, he stressed.
Yoga Guru Dr H R Nagendra, President, Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana, said that Yoga plays a key role in contributing towards inner powers, peace, poise, tranquility and balance of mind. Talking on the holistic dimensions of Yoga, he called for its inclusion in educational course curicula at all levels. “Yoga leads to inculcating positive traits and also results in spiritual growth and realisation of God as well.” he said.
Speaking at the event, Mr Derk Segaar, Director, UNIC -India, Bhutan, appraised the inclusivity of Yoga which can be practised by all age groups and people of different faiths and cultures. “Yoga creates an opportunity to disconnect from our material subservience and connect with the inner being for restoring true health, harmony and happiness in self and society” he said.
Rajyogi BK Brijmohan, Chief Spokesman of the Brahma Kumaris said that yoga actually refers to rajyoga in which the inner being experiences a loving link with the Supreme Being. It is not merely confined to physical asanas or breathing exercises, but a spiritual process of harmonizing one’s thoughts, words and deeds for individual and world welfare and wellbeing, he stressed.
Mr Anshumann Sharma, Deputy Secretary, Ministry of AYUSH, said that the practice of yoga results in tranquility and stability of mind .”You dont need anything to practise Yoga, all that is required is your will power”, he said.
Dr Lalit Kumar, Chairman (CEPTAM), Defence Research and Develpment Organisation, said “Meditation helps in connecting with the infinite, it gives you the power to realise that you are a spiritual being rather than a bodily being” .
Brahma Kumari Chakradhari, Chairperson of Brahma Kumaris’ Women Wing explained the four pillars of Rojyoga i. e. spiritual wisdom, meditation, divine virtues and selfless service as the basis for self actualization and life fulfillment.
The Evening Session of the Program was blessed by Rajyogini Dadi Janki, Chief of Brahma Kumaris and was addressed by Mrs Meenakshi Lekhi, MP (Lok Sabha); Dr Ishwar Acharya, Director, CCRYN, Ministry of AYUSH;
Ms. Divya Khosla Kumar, Bollywood Actor, Director and Producer;
Rajyogini B K Asha, Main Program Coordinator of the Yoga Events among others.