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Monday, September 11, 2006

Pictures from Speaker on Campus Seminars and Hindu Sangam 2006 Report

Dear all,
Below you may see a few pictures from Speaker on Campus (SoC) seminar series, that are continuing in USA. As you know, Sri Raghuramji was nominated as Speaker on Campus by Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh.

To overview the upcoming seminars, please visit the following link:

Message from Anil Surpur/Yoga Bharati Member /

As many of you know, Yoga Bharati had the responsibility of co-ordinating Yoga Sangam (yoga track) in Hindu Sangam 2006 on Sept 9th at De Anza College, Cupertino, CA. The other parallel tracks were Dharma, Ayurveda, Yuva, Samskrit, Kala Sangams. See for details.

The response to Yoga track was very good. I guess, close to 500 people visited our track. Some people commented that the venue setup was very good. Yoga Bharati had a booth and the response in the booth was also very good.

Our beloved Guruji Sri N.V.Raghuram ji delivered key note speech "Yoga in today's troubled world"

I am told that there was a press conference after the parallel tracks. Sri N.V.Raghuramji represented Yoga track. There were many questions centered around Yoga, I believe. We had great media coverage as well especially laughter yoga.

See the report in SJMS below.

Thanks to all the volunteers of YB and other organization who have worked hard in making this event grand success.

Following is Yoga sangam article which is forwarded to Media committee for publications.

Yoga Sangam Press Release
As a part of grand Hindu Sangam event, Yoga Sangam was a parallel track to present Yoga philosophy from different organizations.Close to 500 people attended the sessions. The track was sponsored by Yoga Bharati and co-sponsored by Vasantha Yoga.
Yoga Sangam was inaugurated with a Yogic dance by Sangita Das and her students of 7 to 9 years old. The dance was in tune with melodious shloka and Om chanting showing various yogasanas (postures) done to utmost perfection. This was followed by lighting of lamp by Sri Ram Malik - trustee of Fremont temple and other dignitaries. The guest speakers of the session were Sri. N.V Raghuram – founder and beloved guruji of Yoga Bharati and international coordinator of VYASA, Bangalore, Sri Mahendra – a popular Yoga teacher, Dr. Naras Bhat – accomplished cardiologist, Sri. Ravi Pathak - senior teacher of Art of Living, Smt. Vasanthi Bhat –renowned Yoga teacher and Ms. Robin Pollard – leader of Laughter Yoga. Yogabharti volunteer, Sri. Venkat Reddy introduced the guests.
Sri. Mahendra demonstrated pranayama and Yoga kriyas such as Nauli Kriya, Agnisara, and Sutraneti involving the participants. Dr. Naras Bhat presented how pranayama can help reduce stress due to time pressure management using bio-feedback mechanism. Sri. Ravi Pathak conducted an Art of Living style of pranayama and meditation session. Smt. Vasanthi Bhat demonstrated a series of Asanas and relaxation techniques involving a group of children, adults and senior citizens including an 85 year old yoga student.
Sri. N.V Raghuram gave his keynote speech on how Yoga can help in today's troubled world. He covered both positive and negative aspects of the world at individual, social, corporate, political, dharmic as well as inner aspect of our mind. He talked about Vedanta concept of personality (Panchakosha) at physical, life-force, mental, intellectual and bliss level. Sri N V Raghuram stressed upon the fact that external peace and harmony can be brought in only when there is internal peace and happiness within an individual. He concluded his speech with the message that Yoga is a way of life and is needed at the individual level to bring harmony and peace at the universal level.
The last session was Laughter Yoga by Ms. Robin Pollard. She presented different laughter techniques which can help in reducing stress.
Smt. Savita Joshi and Smt. Vani Gangu conducted the entire program with their interactive and humorous tit-bits including yoga quiz in between and gave gifts (yoga books) to the winners. Free CDs containing Yoga talks and articles from yoga experts were distributed to participants.
The program concluded with a vote of thanks by Sri Sharat Joshi.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The authoritative point of view, cognitively..