The 2 1st June has been declared as The International Yoga Day by the Hon’b1e Prime Minister of India in the year 2015. Ever since, then, the entire world has joined hands in celebrating this day as “The International Yoga Day”. In keeping with the theme, Mumbai Port Trust has arranged a slew of programmes from 19 to 2 lst June 2016. The events are being arranged on this occasion at various locations viz., Gateway of India, Conference Hall at Vijay Deep, Ballard Estate, Welfare Centre at Nadkarni Park, Wadala for the benefit of port employees, port users as also general public who would like to participate.
Mumbai Port Trust has been conducting Yoga classes for the benefit of its employees and their family members for more than two decades. Considering the rise in the cases of various stress related health issues like diabetis, hypertension, etc., it is very important to align the body, mind and soul. With a view to spread more awareness amongst the Mumbai Port Trust employees and also to general citizens of Mumbai, Mumbai Port Trust has successfully brought various institutes imparting yoga skills in Mumbai under one umbrella. This is an effort, first of its kind in the city and Mumbai Port has appealed to its employees and citizens to participate in large numbers to derive benefits from this unique event. Through these events Mumbai Port Trust is taking forward the Government of India’s vision to build awareness of YOCIA as a practice that brings about physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing of every individual. The programme is planned as per the protocol given by the Ministry of Ayush, Government of India.
In the event at Gateway of India, being held from 7.00 a.m. to10.00 a.m. on 21st June 2016, Patanjali Yog Sutras compiled in about 2nd century AD (describing Yoga as a cessation of the activities of the mind) will be conducted. The method to get out of the mind and also to reach the stage of Dharana, Dhyana and ultimately Samadhi through the practice of Ashtanga Yog will be demonstrated by ‘Patanjali Yog Samithi Mumbai’ at the Gateway of India.
Bhastrika is a unique concept to cleanse the body, prana (breath), and elevate the soul to different level of consciousness. The event named ‘Bhastrika by Ballard Pier’ was held near Green Gate/Tiger Gate, Ballard Pier between 10.00 a.m. and 2.OO p.m. on Sunday 19 June 2016 in association with Patanjali Yog Samiti, Heartfulness Institute, Satyanand Yog Centre and Yog Kala Upasana Foundation. Also a Upa Yoga session for employees of Mumbai Port Trust was conducted by Isha Foundation at Vijay Deep on 2O June 2016.
Heartfulness Institute will also be organizing a meditation session on its unique form of meditation (Raja yoga) – supported by yogic transmission. By focusing on the heart — the centre of our existence — the practice teaches us to relax, meditate and reach our full potential as human beings. This extra-ordinary meditation technique will be demonstrated by none other than Shri Sanjay Bhatia, Chairman, Mumbai Port Trust, at the Gateway of India at 8. 15 a.m. on 2 lst June 20 16 at the same venue. The events on 21.06.20 16 will commence from 7.00 a.m. onwards at the Gateway of India.
The citizens of Mumbai and its suburbs are invited to participate in these unique events to learn the techniques of harnessing their energies and directing the same to achieve one’s goal and lead a stress-free life and “Get Awakened at Gateway of India”.