Meditation platform Heartfulness rang in the New Year with the inaugural Global launch of 75 crore Surya Namaskar Initiative
MUMBAI, Jan 4 (The CONNECT) – Meditation platform Heartfulness rang in the New Year with the inaugural Global launch of 75 crore Surya Namaskar Initiative as part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav along with the launch ‘Authentic Yoga book’ and unveiling of foundation stone of Heartfulness International Yoga Academy. Swami Baba Ramdev, president - Patanjali Foundation, Daaji (Kamlesh D. Patel) – president of Shri Ram Chandra Mission and Guide of Heartfulness Meditation, Sarbananda Sonowal - Union Minister for Ayush, Bandaru Dattatreya -Haryana Governor, and V Srinivas Goud - Telangana Minister of Prohibition & Excise, Sports & Youth Services, Tourism & Culture & Archeology participated at the virtual event held from at Kanha Shanti Vanam - the world headquarters of Heartfulness.
The 75-crore Suryanamaskar project is also a tribute to 75 years of India’s independence. For those who can participate in the project, the yogic practice of Surya Namaskar which literally means ‘sun salutation’ is slated for 21 days for 13 times a day. The project will go on till February 20. This programme is being organized by these five international organizations - Heartfulness Institute, Patanjali Yogpeeth and its associated organizations, NYSF-National Yogasana Sport Federation, Geeta Parivar, and Kreeda Bharati and supported by the Union Ministry of Ayush, Ministry of Education and Ministry of External Affairs-ICCR and sponsored by FIT India, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. Other key collaborators are AIU – Association of Indian Universities, NSS, DAV managing committee, Allen Career Institute and Navyog Sansthan and Svyasa. The 75 crore Suryanamaskar challenge also aims at creating the largest congregational Surya Namaskar event with each participant also receiving a certificate upon completing the 21-day Suryanamaskar challenger.
With 30 Participating states, 21,814 institutions, 10,05,429 registered students, the numbers of Surya Namaskars have already crossed 2,02,42,780 as of 9 AM today. Registrations can be done here