Yoga - A Way to Connect With Divinity Leading to a Path of Being in Essence


As we all know that Yoga is more than 10,000 years old practice which sages of Ancient India gave as the heritage to the world and thus embedded seeds of balance into our existence and lifestyle. On December 11, the United Nations General Assembly declared June 21 as the International Day of Yoga.

Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti on this occasion as part of the 4th International Yoga Day organized various practical sessions of ‘Yoga’ in different places such as the “Department of Home Guards, Raja Garden, New Delhi; NOIDA Entrepreneurs Association and Jal Vayu Vihar Community Centre in NOIDA, Uttar Pradesh and in Gandhi Darshan, Rajghat.

  1. In Gandhi Darshan,

    the yoga session was jointly organised by GSDS and IGNOU Regional Centre-2. Here, about 250 people practiced yoga for an hour in the direction of resource persons namely Shri Varun Nautiyal, Shri Sagar Adhikari and Smt. Neha Chaurasiya. Also, a naturopathy session was conducted by Dr. Manju Aggarwal.

    Yoga has gone global with its origin rooted in Indian culture, Union Minister Dr. Mahesh Sharma said on the International Yoga Day in Shahid Minar in the Central part of Kolkata in the Yoga Day programme organized by Kreeda Bharati, West Bengal. The Hon'ble Minister also performed yoga on the occasion. Over 2,000 people, including children and young people, took part in over the 40-minute long yoga session.

    "Yoga has become a global practice having its roots in India. Today every corner of the globe is celebrating Yoga Day as yoga has become a part of our life," he told reporters in Kolkata.

    "Yoga, which has mental and physical healing effect and is a stress-reliever, causes holistic improvement and has become a part of modern life," he said.

  2. In Department of Home Guards, almost 200 participants practiced yoga in the presence of Yogacharya Shri Arun Tiwari. Also, a talk on “Naturopathy and Healthy Life” was delivered by Dr. Manju Aggarwal who discussed the benefits and impact of Naturopathy in our daily life. Dr. Vedabhyas Kundu was present on the occasion.
  3. In NOIDA Entrepreneurs Association, Sec-21, Noida Union Finance Minister Shri Piyush Goyal and Bharatiya Janata Party MLA, Shri Pankaj Singh performed Yoga along with the participants. Shri Sushil Kumar Shukla from GSDS took part in the programme.
  4. Further, Jal Vihar Community Centre (JVCC), NOIDA organized a Yoga session as part of the International Day of Yoga under the banner of “Global Yoga Mission (India)”. Yog professionals conducted the yoga session. General V K Singh was present on the occasion. Members of ‘Laughter Club’ and other Nodia residents joined the programme.