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Emmy nominated filmmaker Tirlok Malik to host IYD NY event

New York: Tirlok Malik, Emmy-nominated filmmaker and Happy Life Yoga speaker, will be hosting a Happy Life Yoga event on the occasion of International Yoga Day 2021 on June 19th, 2021 at 10 am, New York EST virtually on Zoom and social media such as Facebook Live (IndusTV and Facebook page of GOPIO Manhattan). The event will be joined by the audiences from many countries. 

The theme of the event is Happy Life Yoga. The event is being presented by GOPIO Manhattan, The Indian Panorama, Indian American Forum and Consulate General of India, New York. Ambassador Randhir Jaiswal, Consul General of India will be the chief guest.  

“Happy Life Yoga follows a basic underlying philosophy. If you feel you deserve and want to live a happier, healthier and more fulfilling life then Happy Life Yoga can show you how. It’s a way of living inspired by the wisdom of Ayurveda, Yoga & Indian philosophy and no mats are needed to practice it,” explains Malik. 

Many experts and honored guest speakers have been lined up to share their wisdom. The list includes the award-winning filmmaker, international entrepreneur, motivational speaker and author, Dr Bhuvan Lall, Sangeeta Agarwal, CEO & Founder, Helpsy, Neil & Andrea Garvey, Publishers/Editors, Creations Magazine, Deborah Fishman Shelby, Founder & Executive Director, FED, Ranju Narang, Director, Educator, Prof. Indrajit Saluja, Chief Editor/Publisher, The Indian Panorama, Indu Jaiswal, chairperson, Indian American Forum, Renee Mehra, and Anil Narang. The event also has a guest singer Pallavi Verma Belwariar.

Happy Life Yoga, an educational platform launched in June 2019 is the creation of Tirlok Malik and the Ayurveda Cafe team. It offers a unique holistic approach to health and happiness using tools from Ayurveda, Indian Philosophy, and Yoga to help better manage modern-day challenges such as work, finances, relationships, family and other social pressures. “After Covid-19, the world has realized that it is very, very important to have good health, physically and emotionally, and the Happy Life Yoga platform can show how. A way of living inspired by the wisdom of Ayurveda, Yoga and Indian Philosophy, Happy Life Yoga can be very, very useful for everyone,” says Malik. “The whole team of this event prays for the wellbeing of the world and is happy to celebrate International Day of Yoga 2021,” Malik adds.

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FIA partners with Indian Consulate to mark IDY 2020 with successful virtual event

Yoga enthusiasts of all age groups attend 5 different sessions on Zoom, maxing out the capacity of the streaming platform

New York: The Federation of Indian Associations of NY-NJ-CT (FIA-Tri-state) successfully commemorated the 6th annual International Day of Yoga on June 21st. Since the inception of the International Day of Yoga, the FIA, in partnership with the Consulate General of India in New York, has celebrated the day which highlights the importance of yoga.

Yoga enthusiasts of all age groups logged on to the virtual celebration on Zoom, which included five simultaneous yoga segments, taught by renowned yoga teachers. The event was very well received by the Indian diaspora, maxing out the capacity of the streaming platform.

Highlighting the importance of yoga, FIA President Anil Bansal said it is the “greatest gift” from Bharat to the world. “Besides so many benefits of Yoga, it improving our lung resiliency has become more pronounced during this Covid-19 pandemic,” he said.

Alok Kumar, FIA Immediate Past President and one of the organizers of the Yoga Day 2020 celebration, said the IDY initiative of the government of India “has added positive vibes” to millions across the world. He conveyed his gratitude to Consul General of India in New York, Sandeep Chakravorty, including the CGI-NY Team as well as the Yoga 2020 team, including Himanshu Bhatia, Saurin Parikh, Falguni Pandya, and Andy Bhatia, for successfully implementing all the logistics and coordination needed to make the event a grand success.

Consul General Chakravorty, in his address to the participants, noted that June 21, 2020, had a special significance, because, along with the International Day of Yoga, it was also the summer solstice, Father’s Day, and a day when parts of the world witnessed a solar eclipse. “Today is the coming together of celestial as well as man made phenomena,” he said. He highlighted the importance of yoga in helping create a physical and mental balance, “particularly in these times when we cannot indulge in outdoor activities.” The Consul General also took this opportunity to bid farewell to the attendees and members of the community as his New York term comes to an end.

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IDY 2020 celebrated at Indian Embassy in Washington, DC

Washington, DC: The 6th International Day of Yoga (IDY) was celebrated with the theme, “Yoga at Home and Yoga with Family” on June 20 morning at the Indian Ambassador’s Residence in Washington, DC. The IDY 2020 was organized in partnership with Friends of Yoga and several organizations supporting Yoga in the United States.

The program started with the playing of a video message from Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi. In his message, the Prime Minister said, “World is fighting a pandemic of monumental scale but yoga provides multi-dimensional solutions to the multiple challenges Covid-19 has brought.” He said, “Yoga offers something for everyone. It enables a strong mind and healthy body.”

Welcoming the participants joining the celebration online, Ambassador Taranjit Singh Sandhu highlighted the unifying force of Yoga, its immense benefits and how the International Day of Yoga has become part of the global calendar. In these testing times, he said, “World needs Yoga and meditation more than ever.”

As part of the IDY celebrations, a common Yoga protocol session was conducted. Ambassador Sandhu along with Embassy officials followed the session in person while a large number of participants across the US joined in through Embassy’s social media channels on Facebook and YouTube.

In the run-up to IDY 2020, the Embassy had organized several online curtain raiser events in collaboration with Yoga organizations and studios, and Yoga enthusiasts across the US.

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