Dallas, TX, June 21 – Mahatma Gandhi Memorial of North Texas (MGMNT) in association with Art of Living (AOL) organized the first “International Day of Yoga” at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial, Thomas Jefferson Park, Irving City in Texas State.
The drizzle and at times rain did not stop more than 300 Dallas residents and Yoga enthusiasts to attend the event. Mr. Rao Kalvala,Secretary, MGMNTin his welcome address stated that celebrating the event at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial one of the prominent landmarksin the USA is a rewarding experience.
Dr. Prasad Thotakura, the Initiator&Chairman of Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Projectstated – “that Yoga doesn’t mean twisting and bending body in different impossible impressive postures. Yoga is not a show business or fashion but it is the need of the Nation. Yoga is not a one day affair but it is a daily routine. Yoga means bringing the body,mind and spirit in an absolute harmony. Our Body, Mind and Emotions function at their highest peak once we practice yoga daily. It is very heartening to see that more than 2 Billion people from over 192 Nations commemorating the first International Yoga day which proves that Yoga has no boundaries or barriers”.
Mrs. Shabnam Modgil, the Board of Director of MGMNT introduced the Art of Living Team including Mr. Rajneesh Gupta, Mr. Shreedar Thuljaram, Dr. Nick Shroff, Mr. Ankur Bora, Ms. Deepa and other volunteers. Mrs. Modgilmentioned the importance of Yoga in a daily life.
Art of Living teamexplained the different formats of yoga and gave lecture demonstration that was followed by all attendees for more than an hour followed by Pranayama, Yogasanas, Meditation and Bhajans.
Mr. Taiyab Kundawala,Co-Chair of MGMNTin his closing remarks thanked the City of Irving, the FunAsiA, Electronic media, Print media, Bombay Photography, Dallas Residents and the Art of Living for their Unconditional support. Mr. Kundawala requested all to support and participate at the upcoming Gandhi Peace-Walk on October 2nd.