Valedictory Address at the 75th Anniversary Celebrations of Shri Ram Chandra Mission by Chief guest The Honourable Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India
India is at the forefront today in the fight against the pandemic and is providing all support to the nations who need it. It is not just our vaccines but our ancient and traditional practises of ayurveda, yoga and meditation that are coming to the aid of people across the globe in fighting the dreaded disease. There is a growing sense amongst the world population that mental, emotional, physical and spiritual well-being are paramount to combating the unforeseen challenges that life throws at us.
Prime Minister of India Mr. Modi has always championed the need of these ancient traditions for leading a better life and is a driving force for the rising popularity of yoga and meditation across the globe. Heartfulness, a form of Raja Yoga meditation practise has silently gained popularity and is benefitting millions of people across 160 countries. The differentiator in the Heartfulness mediation with other systems is the transmission of ‘Pranahuti’ or life Force. Pranahuti is known to induce deep meditative states that are highly beneficial to the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual well-being of a person. Relentless efforts by Heartfulness Institute (also referred to as Shri Ram Chandra Mission) over the last 75 years have resulted in increased awareness and appreciation for Heartfulness meditation and yoga practises. Ongoing direct, public, youth, corporate and academic connect programs worldwide by Heartfulness volunteers are helping Heartfulness Institute move steadily towards its vision of enabling human transformation for leading a wholistic and sustainable life.
To mark the 75th Anniversary last year, Heartfulness Institute also unveiled the world’s largest meditation centre at its global headquarters in Kanha Shantivanam, Hyderabad.
As a mark of recognition of its efforts and inspiring the organisation to continue the efforts, Prime Minister Mr. Modi will join the 75th-anniversary celebrations of Heartfulness and deliver a valedictory virtually to the practitioners of Heartfulness meditation.
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Date: February 16th, 2021
Time: 4:45 pm – 5:30 pm
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About Heartfulness: Heartfulness offers a simple set of meditative practices and lifestyle changes, first developed at the turn of the twentieth century and formalized into teaching through the Shri Ram Chandra Mission in 1945 in India with a goal to bring peace, happiness and wisdom to one heart at a time. These practices are a modern form of Yoga designed to support contentment, inner calm and stillness, compassion, courage, and clarity of thought, as the first step towards a purposeful life. They are simple and easily adopted and are appropriate for people from all walks of life, cultures, religious beliefs and economic situations, who are over the age of fifteen. Ongoing training in Heartfulness practices is going on at thousands of schools and colleges, and over 100,000 professionals are meditating in corporations, non-governmental and government bodies worldwide. More than 5,000 Heartfulness Centres are supported by many thousands of certified volunteer trainers and millions of practitioners in 160 countries.
About Shri Ram Chandra Mission (SRCM): SRCM, a non-profit organisation with a presence in 160 plus countries provides training in heart-based meditation techniques with “Pranahuti” that help people find inner calm, peace and stillness. These simple practices are offered free of cost to people from all walks of life over the age of 15. With over 4 million practitioners and 14000+ trainers, its programs have been widely accepted across institutions ranging from corporates, government entities, NGOs, international agencies, schools, colleges and communities.