Prime Minister’S Awards for Outstanding Contribution for Promotion and Development of Yoga – 2018 (Download PDF)

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Shri Vishwas Mandalik, Nasik & The Yoga Institute, Mumbai are recipients of Prime Minister’s Award for outstanding contribution for promotion & development of Yoga for year 2018. Award for 2017 was won by Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute, Pune.

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Facts of Prime Minister’s Yoga Awards

  • Selection was done from among 186 nominations received under diff. categories.

  • On occasion of 2nd International Day of Yoga celebrations at Chandigarh on 21st June, 2016, PM had announced institution of awards for promotion & development of Yoga.

  • Ministry of AYUSH developed guidelines for awards.

  • 2 committees were constituted, viz. , Screening Committee (for preliminary evaluation) & Evaluation Committee (Jury), so that transparent process is followed in finalizing awards.

  • Nomination for awards were invited thru open advertisement.

  • Screening Committee chaired by Secretary (AYUSH) drew up shortlist from 186 applications.

  • Award for current year be given to Sh. Vishwas Mandalik (in category Individual – National) & The Yoga Institute, Mumbai (in category Organisation – National).

  • GoI has accepted recommendation to honour Sh. Vishwas Mandalik, Nasik & The Yoga Institute, Mumbai w/Prime Minister’s Award for Outstanding Contribution for Promotion & Development of Yoga for 2018.

  • Winners will be felicitated w/of Trophy, Certificate & Cash Award each. Value of each Cash Award would be Rs. 25.00 lakhs.

Sh. Vishwas Mandalik

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Image of Yoga Founder Vidya Gurukul - Dr. Vishwas Mandalik

Image of Yoga Founder Vidya Gurukul - Dr. Vishwas Mandalik

  • Sh. Vishwas Mandalik acquired in-depth knowledge of authentic Patanjali & Hatha Yoga, Bhagwad Gita & Upnishad by study & research of ancient scriptures for over last 55 years.

  • In 1978, he set up 1st branch of Yoga Vidya Dham, & there are 160 centres in India.

  • He established Yoga Institute called Yoga Vidhya Gurukul in 1983 for Yoga Education.

  • Yoga Chaitanya Seva Pratisthan, trust was set up by him to propagate Yoga in remote parts of India in 1994.

  • He has written 42 books & developed 300 CDs to cover various training courses.

The Yoga Institute

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Image of The Yoga Institute - Mumbai

Image of The Yoga Institute - Mumbai

  • The Yoga Institute - established in 1918 by Shri Yogendraji, has completed its 100 years serving society, touching lives of over 10 Million people during its journey.

  • It has produced more than 50000 yoga teachers & has over 500 publications to its credit.

  • The Yoga Institute has contributed to promotion & development of holistic Yoga for over 10 decades, & served every section of society both locally & globally.

Ministry of AYUSH

  • Formed – 2014

  • Further known as - Department of Indian System of Medicine & Homeopathy (ISM&H)

- Published/Last Modified on: September 11, 2018

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