Times of India co-organizes massive ‘Yoga By The Bay’ celebration with The Yoga Institute

The Yoga Institute, Santacruz, Mumbai celebrates the 5th International Day of Yoga in 120 countries at more than 500 locations

image--Yoga-By-The-Bay-Times-of-India-with-The-Yoga-Institute-Logo-MediaBriefThe Times of India, along with Shaina NC and Dr Mickey Mehta, Yoga By The Bay organized one of the biggest  Yoga celebrations on the 5th International Day of Yoga.

The event was part of the mega celebrations of IDY by the Yoga Institute, Santacruz, which celebrated the day on a massive scale not just in India but in 120 countries at more than 500 locations across the world.

Yoga By The Bay, co-organized by The Times of India:

The mega event of The Yoga Institute, was presided over by Smt. Hansaji, Director of The Yoga Institute, and celebrated the 5th International Yoga Day at Marine Lines. Thousands of Mumbaikars participated in the biggest Yoga event of the city where they experienced Samatvam, which is like a Yoga Out Patients’Department a yoga OPD.

image-Yoga-For-Kids-Yoga-By-The-Bay-Times-of-India-with-The-Yoga-Institute-Santacriz-Mumbai-Mediabriefimage-Dr Smt Hansaji Yogendra Director of The Yoga Institute-Yoga-By-The-Bay-Times-of-India-with-The-Yoga-Institute-Santacriz-Mumbai-MediabriefSmt. Hansaji inspired and motivated people to adopt Yoga as a holistic practice for life.

“Doing yoga is each individual’s duty towards self,”  Dr. Hansaji Jayadeva Yogendra said. “I thank and applaud the tremendous hard work done by each and every one to make this day such a grand success.”

Many Yoga enthusiasts, Mumbai Police, NCC Cadets, Naval Officers and students from various schools and colleges dotted the Queens Necklace, experiencing the goodness of Yoga, chanting and enjoying themselves in the gentle breeze in unison.   More than 15000 participants at Marine Drive Promenade benefited from the session conducted.


The event was co-organised by Shaina NC, Times Of India and Dr. Mickey Mehta.

Details of other celebrations across India and the world by The Yoga Institute

The world’s oldest centre for organized Yoga teaching and learning has celebrated the 5th International Day of Yoga on a massive scale by conducting Yoga sessions in more than 120 countries at 500 different locations. This is the highly respected The  Yoga Institute, Santacruz, Mumbai, which was founded in 1918 by Shri Yogendraji as a life-school designed for the promotion of ethical and spiritual values of classical yoga, and  was awarded the prestigious Prime Minister’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to Yoga in 2018.

The Yoga Institute, Santacruz, Mumbai, celebrated International Yoga Day as follows:

  • In more than 120 countries at 500 different locations
  • With global participation of millions of yoga enthusiasts
  • More than 1, 00,000 experienced yoga stalwarts, teachers, and volunteers overseeing the programme details.
  • Conducted sessions at all major Governmental bodies like Rajbhavan, Mantralaya, Ministry of Tourism, Mumbai police,  Traffic Police, Central Excise Department, Customs Department, Food Corporation of India , Western  & Central Railways and many more.

The Institute conducted an outstanding session at Mantralaya – the administrative headquarters of the State Government of Maharashtra in South Mumbai. The session was attended by Senior Ministers of the Maharashtra Government like Chandrakant Patil – Minister of Revenue, Relief & Rehabilitation, Agriculture & Horticulture and Public Works (excluding Public Undertakings), Girish Dattatray Mahajan – the Cabinet Minister for Water Resources & Medical Education in Devendra Fadnavis ministry, Dr. Ranjit Patil – Minister of State for Home, Urban Development, Law and Judiciary; Maharashtra State, Mahadev Jagannath Jankar – Senior Cabinet Minister in the Government of Maharashtra as Minister for Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development and Fisheries Development, Dr. Sanjay Kute – Labour Minister, Dr. Pranay Kupe (PWD or Rajya Minister), Dr. Suresh Kade (Social Welfare) along with Bureaucrats and Mantralaya officials.

Rajbhavan together with The Yoga Institute, Mumbai, celebrated the 5th IDY. Shri Chennamaneni Vidyasagar Rao Honourable Governor of the Mumbai commemorated the event.

Ramdas Athawale, Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, graced the The Yoga Institute with his august presence on the occasion of 5th International Yoga Day. He addressed the gathering of Sadhakas and students at the Institute. He also performed asanas along with the students.

Government Departments: A range of Government Departments took to the eco-friendly yoga mats and practised yoga with The Yoga Institute.  Traffic Police, Central Excise Department, Customs Department, Food Corporation, Western  & Central Railways, Indian Rare Earths Limited (IREL) – a government-owned corporation in India, Air Cargo (Sahar, Andheri), Commandos, Mumbai Traffic Police (MTP) and Mumbai Police, All India Radio, Indian Postal Service, Government of Health and Welfare Ministry, Ministry of Tourism-Maharashtra, Institute  Chartered  Of Accountant BKC, Sakinaka Metro Station, International Airport

Universities: BMC/Municipal/Private Schools, Colleges and Universities – more than 1.5 lakh students and thousands of teachers and staff took part. L K Waghji Municipal Secondary School (Matunga East), R C Mahim Municipal Secondary School, New Sion Municipal School, Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar School (Worli), Ramkrishna Paramhans High School, Hp Keluskar Marg Municipal School (Kurla), Khernagar Municipal English School and Shastri Nagar municipal school (Santacruz), Lilavatibai Podar High School (Santacruz), Swami Vivekanand International School and Junior College (Kandivali), Parle Tilak Vidyalaya (Vile Parle), and St. Andrew’s High School to name a few.

Corporates– The Yoga Institute celebrated IDY 2019 with much gusto and enthusiasm in various corporates. Siemens India, Food Corporation of India, DHL, Axis Securities, IPCA Pan India, Pfizer, American Express-Pan India, Tata Sky, Castrol, Cipla, Kiprosh, Sagar Tech Plaza, etc. to name a few.

There was  overwhelming participation by hundreds of 40+ women who benefited from the Free Yoga workshops at the Institute campus in Santacruz (East) in Mumbai.

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