All India Institute of Ayurveda hosts series of events to commemorate 30-day countdown to International Yoga Day

May 21, 2024

New Delhi [India], May 21 : The All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA), New Delhi organised a series of events to commemorate the 30-day countdown to the International Day of Yoga 2024.
The theme of the event on this occasion was 'Yoga for Women Empowerment'.
Sister BK Shivani, a well-known motivational speaker and Chief Guest of the event, appreciated the role of AIIA in the present era from the perspective of extending its services with respect to Ayurveda and its allied sciences in a systemic way to society.
She asserted that a peaceful mind through the practice of yoga should help the individual make informed decisions for the welfare of society.
"It is the soul's empowerment. It is important to make every soul powerful. We generally talk about women's empowerment as skill empowerment, physical empowerment and opportunity empowerment...Women play one very important role and that is giving birth to a child and in that, a woman's state of mind influences that of a child," BK Shivani said.
In her inaugural speech, AIIA Director Tanuja Nesari appealed to everyone to celebrate this Yoga Day for women's empowerment, for guidance and to strengthen our minds, spirits, and souls, to unite within ourselves, and to unite with the outside world by following Ayurveda's way of living.
She underlined that Ayurveda and yoga are two sides of the same coin. In this perspective, she observed that Ayurveda is the physical aspect of yoga, and yoga is the spiritual aspect of Ayurveda. She urged everyone not only to teach but also to practice both yoga and Ayurveda.
"Today, a motivational speech by Spiritual Guru BK Shivani was organised and various events were also held. Every year at high altitude, we do Yoga with Army and Navy officials. Last year, we organised a Yoga event in Ladakh and this year, we are going to organise it at the Indo-China border."
AIIA was established on Oct 17, 2017 for the promotion and advancement of the knowledge and practice of Ayurveda, an ancient Indian system of medicine. Over the past six years, the institution has made tremendous strides in this field, becoming a hub for Ayurvedic education and research not only in India but on a global scale.