UNITED STATES. New York: In honour of International Yoga Day 2022, GOPIO Manhattan, Emmy-nominated filmmaker Tirlok Malik, and Happy Life Yoga host Tirlok Malik produced a highly engaging and educational yoga event with professionals and speakers from a variety of fields.
GOPIO and Malik received praises from India’s consul general in New York, Randhir Jaiswal, for the celebration of International Yoga Day in 2022.
Our Chief Guest Consul Vipul Dev, Indian Consulate, New York (USA), and Special Guest Congressman Subramanian Raja Krishnamoorthi, an Indian-born American businessman who has been serving as the U.S. representative for Illinois’s 8th congressional district since 2017, were present on the occasion.
Bhavya Gupta was the MC for the event which was hosted in the presence of Dr. Thomas Abraham, Chairperson of GOPIO as well as distinguished members of GOPIO Manhattan, and many viewers from all over the world.
The event was also supported by The Indian Panorama, Indian American Forum, and GOPIO Chapters (Central New York, Central Jersey, Edison, and Connecticut).
The event was energetic, knowledgeable, inspiring, and celebratory. While emphasizing upon the growing importance of Yoga in today’s times, Malik explained his vision behind Happy Life Yoga and its underlying philosophy, “A way of living inspired by the wisdom of Ayurveda, Yoga and Indian Philosophy, Happy Life Yoga is beneficial for one and all.”
“The pandemic has made the world realize that it is of paramount importance to have good health, physically and emotionally, and the Happy Life Yoga platform can show how to achieve it.”
In his opening address, Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi congratulated GOPIO and Tirlok Malik for propagating the power of Yoga globally through the event. “Today, the International Yoga Day has evolved into the major annual event that’s celebrated all across the globe. The key is to celebrate Yoga as a health practice that is truly universal. I would like to congratulate GOPIO and Mr. Malik for playing an active role in propagating the power of Yoga.”
One of the major highlights of the event was the knowledge sessions moderated by Malik who is known for his ability to engage with his audience using the right mix of banter and substance.
The distinguished speakers included Prof. Indrajit Saluja (Chief Editor/Publisher, The Indian Panorama), Indu Jaiswal (Chairperson, Indian American Forum), Sangeeta Agarawal (CEO and Founder, Helpsy), Dr. Jaya Daptardar (Author and Ayurveda Practitioner), Domini Monroe (Model and Actress), Dr. Tara Shajan (President, Nurse Association), Prakhar Gupta (Podcaster), Dr. Renee Mehrra (Reenbow Media), Anil Narang (Vegan Ambassador), Anna Pillai (Ayurveda Practitioner), and Victoria Moran (Founder, Main Street Vegan Academy).
The event ended with thunderous applause even as Malik promised to bring more events in the near future. Happy Life Yoga is the creation of Tirlok Malik. It is essentially an educational platform that offers a unique holistic approach to health and happiness using tools from Ayurveda, Indian Philosophy, and Yoga to help better manage modern-day challenges such as work, finances, relationships, family, and other social pressures.
It was launched in June 2019 in New York. Malik’s portfolio of work has won many awards and has been acclaimed in media and people worldwide. Through his work he intends to inspire others to live happier and healthier lives and the journey continues.
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