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GMM promotes yoga to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee Year 

Ghantali Mitra Mandal (GMM), Member Institute of Indian Yoga Association has entered the Diamond Jubilee Year of its foundation. All at GMM are giving relentless and selfless service to society to make Yoga maximum applicable. On the eve of new year, a grand function of…

RV Institute of Management curates a certification course for senior citizens 

In a groundbreaking move, the RV Institute of Management (RVIM), Associate Centre of Indian Yoga Association has curated a month-long certification course tailored specifically for senior citizens, focusing on the Common Yoga Protocol. This innovative course is designed to cater to the unique health and…

SRD Girls Degree College organises Workshop 

SRD Girls Degree College, Hathras, Uttar Pradesh conducts 7days yoga workshop for the post graduate students in association with Indian Yoga Association (IYA). Yogacharya Sumit Kumar Singh, Member, Uttar Pradesh State Chapter, IYA was instrumental in organising the workshop.

Yog Sports Association of Bengal hosts awarness programme 

Yog Sports Association of Bengal, Associate Centre of Indian Yoga Association organises yoga awarness programme in the remote villages of West Bengal in Megha Yoga Club & Vyamagar in association with Indian Yoga Association. The awareness programs were also conducted in Darjeeling & Coochbehar for…

Jharkhand SCC conducts the 89th day celebration of Yoga Mahotsav 

On the 89th day of the ‘100 Days Countdown Yoga Mahotsav of International Yoga Day 2024,” an event sponsored by the Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga (MDNIY), New Delhi, under the Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India, took place in two sessions at Dani…

Anjali Acupressure Therapy and Yoga Center celebrates Holi 

The Anjali Acupressure Therapy and Yoga Center, Associate Centre of Indian Yoga Association, recently marked the occasion of Holi Milan at Nehru Bal Udyan with vibrant celebrations. Participants joyously engaged in the festivities, adorning each other with flower petals and applying colorful gulal tilak. Amidst…

TNSCC and GTN Arts College organises International Conference 

Tamil Nadu State Chapter of Indian Yoga Association and GTN Arts College (Autonomous), Dindigul jointly held a 2-day International Conference on Physical Education and Yoga recently. The inauguration was presided over by Dr P Balagurusamy, Principal of GTN Arts College. Dr. R. Durai, Director, GTN…

NIRAMAYA offers free training 

NIRAMAYA, Associate Centre of Indian Yoga Association continues to promote yoga and the motto of the Association to uplift the rural sector of the society. Under the rural project Yog-Chetana and Yogabhishek, NIRAMAYA is offering free yoga training to the students. In March, 2024 about…

Yoga & Happiness organises felicitation ceremony 

Yoga & Happiness, Associate Centre of Indian Yoga Association on March 24, 2024, hosted a memorable convocation and certificate distribution ceremony, honoring over 150 candidates who successfully completed their training and received prestigious certificates from both the Yoga Certification Board (YCB) and IYA. The event…

Flax Sesame Crackers 

Flax Sesame Crackers are a healthy light wheat cracker with good quantity of sesame seeds and flax seeds. Oats used in the dish are rich in antioxidants, lowers cholesterol, improves blood sugar. Flax seeds are a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids reduces inflammation and…

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18 Apr 2024


Annam Brahma

Annam Brahma 

An Initiative by The Yoga Institute

In a country marked by remarkable economic growth, India still grapples with a distressing reality – a quarter of the world’s hungry population resides within its borders. The Yoga Institute (TYI), an organization rooted in the teachings of its founder Shri Yogendra ji, has taken up the noble cause of combating hunger and providing sustenance to the less fortunate through its initiative, Annam Brahma. With an open heart and a commitment to equality, Annam Brahma has served over 10,00,000 meals in the last 3.5 years, welcoming all without discrimination.

Even in the face of unprecedented challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Annam Brahma has remained steadfast in its mission. Throughout the lockdown since March 2020, TYI’s dedicated team has continued to serve twice-daily meals, amounting to over 3000 meals every single day, without interruption. This unwavering commitment to providing food security during such difficult times has been a lifeline for those in need.

Annam Brahma recognizes the importance of the food it provides, beyond mere sustenance. The meals distributed are prepared according to the principles of Saatvik food, which is known for its purity, simplicity, and positive impact on the mind and body. The ingredients and recipe has been specially curated by renowned Chef Ranveer brar and Chef Pallavi brar, keeping on mind the daily macro and micro nutrient requirements and taste. Saatvik food is free from stimulants, and is prepared with love and mindfulness. By offering Saatvik meals, Annam Brahma not only nourishes the body but also uplifts the spirit and promotes overall well-being among its recipients.

The name “Annam Brahma” holds a profound significance. “Annam” in Sanskrit refers to food or nourishment, while “Brahma” represents the divine, the ultimate reality, or the cosmic consciousness. Thus, Annam Brahma embodies the belief that food is sacred, and providing sustenance to those in need is an act of reverence and service to the divine within each individual. It is a reminder that every meal served through this initiative is an offering of love and compassion.

Annam Brahma’s reach extends across Mumbai, where food security remains a significant concern for the underprivileged. Equipped with a fully-equipped customized van, the initiative operates in areas such as Cooper Hospital, V N Desai Hospital, Dharavi, and other locations where poverty makes access to food a daily struggle. We have also tied up with multiple government hospitals where we provide free meal service. The van, stocked with healthy meals, navigates the city throughout the day, ensuring that those in need receive warm and fresh sustenance

To maintain the quality of the meals, Annam Brahma utilizes insulated vessels that effectively keep the food warm and fresh, guaranteeing that every recipient receives a nutritious and satisfying meal. Additionally, TYI has invested in a well-trained staff capable of catering to the diverse needs of the beneficiaries, ensuring that the service provided is not only efficient but also sensitive to individual requirements.

India, with its vast population and socio-economic diversity, faces significant challenges in eradicating hunger and malnutrition. By focusing on feeding the poor, Annam Brahma addresses a critical issue that affects millions of individuals. Malnutrition can have long-lasting effects on physical and cognitive development, hindering individuals’ ability to reach their full potential. By providing nutritious meals, Annam Brahma not only satisfies immediate hunger but also contributes to the overall well-being and future prospects of the recipients.

Annam Brahma represents one of the many social welfare programs initiated by TYI, with a focus on addressing the basic needs of communities. Beyond food, TYI also provides clothing and household essentials, demonstrating a holistic approach to upliftment.

Annam Brahma not only offers nourishment but also fosters a sense of belonging and support within the community. As individuals return day after day to receive their meals, bonds are formed, and relationships are built. Annam Brahma becomes a gathering place where individuals find solace, friendship, and the support they need to navigate their challenging circumstances.

Annam Brahma stands as a shining example of TYI’s commitment to creating a better way of life for communities worldwide. With its unwavering dedication to serving without discrimination, this initiative ensures that no one goes hungry. By providing nutritious meals, Annam Brahma not only satisfies hunger but also offers hope, dignity, and a sense of community to those in need. Through Annam Brahma, The Yoga Institute illuminates the path toward a more compassionate and equitable society.

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