January 3, 2022: Heartfulness rang in the New Year with the inaugural Global launch of 75 crore Suryanamaskar 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. Pujya Yogrishi Swami Ramdev Maharaj – President, Patanjali Foundation, Daaji (Shri Kamlesh D. Patel) – President of Shri Ram Chandra Mission and Guide of Heartfulness Meditation, Shri Sarbananda Sonowal – Hon’ble Minister of Ayush & Ports, Shipping & Waterways, Shri Bandaru Dattatreya – Honourable Governor of Haryana, and Shri V Srinivas Goud – Hon’ble Minister of Prohibition & Excise, Sports & Youth Services, Tourism & Culture & Archeology (Govt. of Telangana) at Kanha Shanti Vanam – the world headquarters of Heartfulness.
This virtual event reflected Pujya Yogrishi Swami Ramdev ji and Pujya Daaji’s idea of Unity with the intention of preserving and propagating the ancient science of yoga. 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 last from 1 January – 20 February 2022. This program 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 Ministry of Ayush, Ministry of Education and Ministry of External Affairs-ICCR and sponsored by FIT India, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Govt of India. 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. The website for this program is http://www.75suryanamaskar.com
The 75-Crore Surya Namaskar Challenge:
With 30 Participating states, 21,814 participating institutions, 10,05,429 registered students, the number of Surya Namaskars are already slated to being at 97,25,560 and the numbers are growing! Individual/ Institution/ Volunteer registration are open. For more information, please visit: https://www.75suryanamaskar.com/ . All institutions are encouraged to participate and in case of closing down of institutions, individuals are encouraged to perform the activities at home and upload on their social media channels with hashtags of #750million_Suryanamaskar #75करोड_सूर्यनमस्कार