Hansaji Celebrates International Day of Yoga with PM Narendra Modi

On 21st June 2015, at sunrise, the first International Day of Yoga was celebrated with great zest and fervor in India. It is a matter of great pride that Smt. Hansaji Jayadeva Yogendra, of The Yoga Institute Santacruz, the oldest organized yoga centre in the world (est. 1918) was invited to celebrate this auspicious day with Indian Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi at Rajpath in Delhi.

Hansaji with Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Smt. Hansaji with PM Narendra Modi


Celebrating the First International Day of Yoga 2015

Smt. Hansaji was among the only four yoga Gurus conferred with the privilege of sharing the dias with the Prime Minister. A host of dignitaries including Smt. Sushma Swaraj, AYUSH Minister were also present at the occasion.Around 40,000 people were present at Rajpath to practice a 15 minute session on yoga. In his early morning speech, Shri Narendra Modi said, “This is a programme for human welfare, a tension-free world and to spread the message of goodwill…Yoga is more than just physical fitness. We are not only celebrating a day but we are training the human mind to begin a new era of peace.”


Yoga Gurus and Dignitaries with PM Narendra Modi

Yoga Gurus and Dignitaries with PM Narendra Modi

Smt. Hansaji also spoke on air on the Vividh Bharti radio station in celebration if the International Day of Yoga. “We are all unique individuals, according to spirituality, we are all potentially divine. So, if we live life following what others do, we will make mistakes. So the first thing we must learn to do is to know ourselves. The science of living life is yoga. Yoga includes psychology, philosophy and technology. Today, unfortunately, only the technology has become popular and the other aspects are more or less ignored. So we may claim we are doing yoga but we are not living yoga,” she stated. Hansaji also spoke on maintaining physical health, correct diet, simple lifestyle tips.

At the home front, at the premises of The Yoga Institute, there was a lot of activity on 21st June with many free camps held throughout the day to spread awareness of yoga among the people.


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  • Alison Brown
    Posted at 00:33h, 22 June Reply

    Wonderful to hear from the inspirational Yoga Institute. Congratulations from your supporters in London on International Yoga Day!

  • Swapnil Kulkarni
    Posted at 19:39h, 24 June Reply

    Respected Hansa Ji,

    Heartly Greetings!

    I heard the your interview on AIR on 21-06-2015 Internatioanl Yoga Day.

    I wish to hear again and download the audio on my pc.

    Kindly provide the audio (mp3) of the same.


    Swapnil Kulkarni
    Mobile – 9226841723 / 8605011265

  • vivek
    Posted at 15:29h, 23 April Reply

    Nice to see our Prime Minister MODI JI in Yoga Meet up and Pathanjali Baba Ramdev too

  • lavaelite
    Posted at 18:43h, 30 December Reply

    Modi Ji

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