New Delhi, 22nd March 2018: A tributary seminar in honor of Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra’s Yogic journey was conducted by Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India & MDNIY at International Yoga Fest in New Delhi.

Seminar on Life and Contribution of Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra (1929-2018) was inaugurated by Shri. Pramod Kumar Pathak, Joint Secretary, Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India, Presided over by: Dr. H.R. Nagendra, Chancellor, SVYASA University of Bengaluru.

Key Note Speakers for the seminar were Dr. Hansa Jayadev, Director, The Yoga Institute Santacruz East, Mumbai; Dr. David Frawley, Director American Institute of Vedic Studies, New Mexico; Shri. Raza Murad, well-known Bollywood Veteran Actor, Mumbai; Dr. I.V. Basavaraddi, Director, MDNIY, New Delhi.

Exhibition organized by Govt. of India in honor of Yoga Stalwart –Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra portrayed lifelong vision, mission, achievements, and accolades of the great Yogi.

Smt. Hamsa Jayadev, Director, The Yoga Institute, Santacruz, fondly remembering Dr Jayadeva Yogendra quoted as a wife that he was the simplest man of bare minimum needs. He lived for 90 long years on almost nothing except Yog. Dr Jayadeva Yogendra was a true manifestation of simplicity and service.

Shri Raza Murad Saheb during his speech said “I am yoga Institute student for past 50 years and yoga has brought calmness in me. He said yoga is for one and all and should be practiced with utmost dedication.  He said Yoga comes by dedication and patience and so was the true yogi Dr Jayadeva Yogendra- an epitome of Yoga and dedication and service”.

Dr. Ishwar Basavaraddi, Director MDNIY paid his tribute to. Dr Jayadeva Yogendra and said “He was a true inspiration to millions.  He was very close to his heart and real yogi. He gave his every breath to yoga and life to this noble cause”.

Dr. David Frawley in his keynote speech during seminar quoted on Dr Jayadeva Yogendra that “He was a true yogi, who lived and believed in simplicity. He said appearing to be the ever same calm, quiet and tranquil Dr. Saheb was a rising sun and made India rich with his great dedication to yoga”.

Thousands of sadhakas (practitioners) and followers of Dr. Sahab participated and paid their respects through the seminar. Yoga Eminence paid respects to the legend and a sublime householder Yogi-Dr. Jayadeva. Some of the experienced Yoga Stalwarts who were present Gurpreet Kaur Multani, Hema Chhabria, Rhea Asrani Raheja and many others at Talkatora Stadium.

A pictorial exhibition and Yoga education through interesting games, interactive sessions, puzzles etc. was a hit amongst all the different age groups.


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