Practice of the Month


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…

YVNites honored at KKSU 

In 12th Convocation of Kavi Kulguru Kalidas Sanskrit University, Ramtek on March 6, 2024, YVN trained teacher (33rd YTTC Dadar), Smt Vanita Mugdam felicitated with gold medal for standing highest in M. A. in Yogashastra through open and distance education (ODL) by scoring 86.5 %…

YVN to conclude Golden Jubilee Celebrations 

Yoga Vidya Niketan, Member Institute, Indian Yoga Association is celebrating its Golden Jubilee Year from March 2023 to April 2024. Concluding function of Golden Jubilee Year Celebration will be held on April 9, 2024, in between 4pm to 7pm, at Yoga Bhavan, the own structure…

YVN organises events to promote Yoga 

Annual Exhibition Yoga Vidya Niketan, Member Institute of Indian Yoga Association held one day program on Annual Exhibition cum lectures on January 14, 2024 at Yoga Bhavan, Vashi, Navi Mumbai. After floral salute to statue of Swami Kuvalayanand and founder of YVN late Yogacharya Padmashri…

J&K UTCC announces Scholarship Certification Program 

The Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory Chapter Committee in association with Swaraj Yoga Institute announced a scholarship certification program from various categories, border areas and BPL background. The announcement was made under the chairmanship of Dr Shreyansh Jain and Shri Anil Swaraj, Founder, Swaraj Yoga…

Chandigarh SCC organizes Yoga Camp 

Chandigarh State Chapter of Indian Yoga Association organized 5 Days Yoga Camp for a healthy Lifestyle at Government College of Commerce and Business Administration (GCCBA Chandigarh, a constituent college of the Panjab University), Sector 50, Chandigarh from February 26 – March 1, 2024. This boot…

Karnataka SCC conducts GBM at Art of Living Ashram 

Karnataka State Chapter Committee of the Indian Yoga Association organised its General Body Meeting on January 28, 2024 with the blessings of Gurudev Shri Shri Ravishankar, Chairman, Indian Yoga Association at the Art of Living International Center, Bengaluru. The event was attended by the members…

Chandigarh SCC celebrates Republic Day at Consulate General of India, Canada 

Glimpses of the Republic Day celebrations by Shri Ajit Handa, Chairperson, Chandigarh State Chapter Committee at Consulate General of India, Vancouver. He was on a vacation in Canada with is daughter.

SAHS and IYA celebrates International Mind Body Wellness Day 

The NSS unit, School of Allied Health Sciences, Salem, Vinayaka Mission’s Research Foundation (DU) in collaboration with Indian Yoga association celebrated International Mind Body Wellness Day on January 3. On the occasion an awareness programme was held at the Skill Lab Auditorium. Prof.Dr.B.Sendilkumar, Director, SAHS,…

Shree Kala Yoga organises Yoga Trainer Camp 

Shree Kala Yoga, Associate Centre, Indian Yoga Association in along with Gujarat State Yog Board organised Yog Trainer Camp in Gandhidham. As many as 35 trainee attended the 45 days long training camp that commenced on December 1, 2023. The camp culminated on January 16,…

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09 Apr 2024


Gujarat SCC celebrates  5th Foundation Day
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Gujarat SCC celebrates 5th Foundation Day 

The Indian Yoga Association Gujarat Chapter celebrated its 5th Foundation Day virtually on Sunday, December 31, 2023, on the theme ‘Akhand Bharat Yoga Parisamvad’. Esteemed Yoga Gurus and dignitaries from various states shared their insights on ‘Our Yogic Culture and its significance in Akhand Bharat Nirman.’ The program commenced with a prayer led by Ms. Bhakti Shah, Joint Secretary, Gujarat SCC.

Ms. Meetal Koticha Shah, Sr. Vice Chairperson, Gujarat SCC extended a warm welcome to all the Gurus. She expressed immense pride in hosting the celebrations distinguished Yoga Gurus from across the nation, emphasizing the significance of the event as a testament to the Aims and Objectives set by the Indian Yoga Association.

Highlighting the role of the Gujarat Chapter, Ms. Shah emphasized its dedication to realizing the vision, mission, and objectives of the Indian Yoga Association. The chapter serves as a strong link, diligently working to spread the transformative message of Yoga to every segment of society, guided by the wisdom of respected Yoga Gurus.

Acharya Birju Maharaj, Chairperson, Gujarat SCC, provided a brief introduction to ‘Akhand Bharat Yoga Parisamvad,’ emphasizing Yoga as an ancient tradition and a cultural heritage of the nation. He highlighted that Yoga connects everyone and Gujarat is a land of great Yogis.
Shri Shaileshji Rathod, Vice-Chairperson, Gujarat SCC shared the achievements of the IYA Gujarat Chapter over the last four years. He noted the continuous efforts of the Gujarat team in spreading the message of IYA and motivating people to join the association.

Shri Subodh Tiwariji, Secretary General of IYA, blessed the occasion and shared his views on Akhand Bharat Yoga Parisamvad. Shri S Sridharan ji, Vice President, IYA shared his views through a video which was played during the event.

The event also featured a panel discussion with eminent personalities such as Dr. Ananda Balayogi Bhavnani, Brahmacharini Sobhna Ji, Dr. SP Mishra, Dr Ganesh Rao, and Acharya Birju Maharaj Ji, who shared their views on ‘Our Yogic Culture and its significance in Akhand Bharat Nirman.’

The panel discussion revolved around the theme, ‘Our Yogic Culture and its significance in Akhand Bharat.’ Eminent speakers from various parts of the nation, including Dr. Ishwar Bhardwaj from Uttarakhand, Kambampati Subrahmanyam from Andhra Pradesh, Dr. Parinita Singh from Jharkhand, Dr. Madan Mohan T. from Pondicherry, Dr. M. K. Taneja from Delhi, Shri Surya Pratap Singh Rajawat from Rajasthan, Shri Natraj from Kerala, Shri Kamlesh Ulhas Bandekar from Goa, Shri Amit Kumar from Jharkhand, and Ms. Sarita Sharma from Delhi enriched the discourse.

The consensus among the leading Yoga Gurus was that the role of Yoga in Akhand Bharat is indispensable. Yoga, they emphasized, contributes to the establishment of peace and harmony, making society healthier and happier.

The event was seamlessly coordinated by Ms. Mauli Baviskar, Joint Secretary, IYA- GC. Mr. Rajeev Kumar Mishra, Secretary, IYA- GC concluded with a vote of thanks. The entire team of the Gujarat Chapter worked collaboratively to make the event a resounding success. The Indian Yoga Association Central office provided the Zoom link and platform for the event, while the Technical and Graphics Team of Project ‘Life,’ Rajkot, played a pivotal role in making this event historical.

The 5th Foundation Day celebration of the Indian Yoga Association Gujarat Chapter was a profound exploration of our Yogic heritage and its vital role in the building of Akhand Bharat. The event was a testament to the commitment and dedication of the entire IYA community towards the promotion of Yoga for the well-being of society.

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