Art of Living
RISE FOR CAUSE; SUPPORT A LIFE WITH YOGATHON
To commemorate the 4th International day of Yoga, the State Bank of India Hong Kong invited famous “Seema Hiranandani” to conduct a Sri Sri Yoga class offered by the Art of Living. The event took place at the Tamar Park which was joined by distinguished staff members of SBIHK.
Art of Living Hong Kong led a Breath, Yoga and Meditation session of Sri Sri Yoga at the Asia Society of Hong Kong. The session was held by Ms. Tara Chellaram and Ms. Seema Hiranandaani which was very well received and got fully booked as soon as it was announced. This event took place on the 17th of June 2018. It was the 4th International Yoga Day. The initiative has been taken by the Consulate General of India in Hong Kong. Many yoga institutes’ participated and offered their free classes to bring awareness of different limbs of yoga.
Imparting Education to Children is synonymous with Empowering the Next Generation Community. As per our traditional beliefs, we have been fed that education brings a solution to all the problems which arise due to Poverty, Social rationality and health negligence. It empowers children with the knowledge, skills and confidence which they may need to shape a better future for themselves, their communities and the world. Join us in order to make the world a better place to live; RISE FOR CAUSE- RISE FOR SOCIETY!
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The incredible initiative;
An initiative named “Yogathon” was launched to create awareness about yoga and bringing the values of this ancient science in our lives by practicing it . The entire project was based to create awareness along with raising funds for the needy as the initial money raised was attached to the project named “Gift a Smile”.
The event challenged the participants to complete 108 Sun Salutations and raised funds for “Gift a Smile” Project, which provides free education to the underprivileged children in India. It is an innovative school and service program for children and their communities in rural India that is committed to making holistic education accessible to children in rural areas. With over 435 schools in rural and remote areas they help underprivileged students by providing free value-based, holistic education to over 58,000 students.
Yogathon – 108 Sun Salutation is the largest single-day, volunteer-led yoga event around the world in support of education. More than 100 people gathered on 17th June, 2018 from 9 am – 12 noon at Henry G Leong Yau Ma Tei Community Hall and participated in the event with incredible enthusiasm making the yoga challenge into a true celebration of life and humanity.
Donations will help children such as Ridalin – an orphaned child who attended ‘Gift a Smile’ school in Meghalaya. In an environment where selling children for labor was a common practice, she went on to represent Karnataka for taekwondo at the National level and is now an aspiring architect aiming to redevelop her hometown.
The Yogathon fundraiser could not have been a success without the support of a caring community and people who feel for a cause. We thank all our generous sponsors, supporters and participants for making this event such a massive success.
Yogathon was organized by The Art of Living Foundation. The Art of Living is an international non-profit educational, charitable, and humanitarian foundation, dedicated to serving society by
strengthening the individual core.
Art of Living’s educational and selfdevelopment programs offer techniques to eliminate stress, improve health, expand awareness and resolve conflict and have been enjoyed by millions of people in over 155 countries. As a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), the foundation works in special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations, participating in a variety of committees and activities relating to health and conflict resolution.
The Foundation has accredited representatives at the United Nations in New York, Geneva and Vienna. The Foundation works in formal consultation with the World Health Organization (WHO): “Development of a Global Health Policy for the 21st Century”. The Art of Living Foundation is run almost exclusively by dedicated volunteers cutting across all beliefs and cultural boundaries.The Foundation was founded by His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar in 1981.
The Art of Living Foundation came in existence at Hong Kong in 1992. It has actively served the community by regularly holding the Art of Living Courses and other activities aimed at the needs of the community. Art of Living offers free courses to different organisations such as Caritas Elder Center, Cancerlink, Sham Sui Po Soco, Befriender at Pak Tin and Isshk Hope Support Center.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any enquiries.
By – Seema Hiranandani