The Governor of Maharashtra Bhagat Singh Koshyari visited The Yoga Institute in Mumbai recently. The occasion was of completion of 101 years of the Institute and 25 years of providing free yoga education to students of schools run by Municipal Corporation. Dr Hansa Jayadeva Yogendra, Director of the Institute and Hrishi Yogendra were present. The Governor felicitated Madan Bahal, CMD, Adfactors PR for supporting the cause of yoga education to the underprivileged children.
It may be noted that, The Yoga Institute is known as the oldest organized yoga center in the world. It was founded in 1918 by Shri Yogendra (1897-1989), who was one of the important figures in the modern revival of yoga. It is headquartered at Santacruz in Mumbai. It is a government recognized non-profit organisation, known as the oldest organized yoga center in the world.
The Yoga Institute won the Prime Minister’s Award 2018 by the Ministry of AYUSH for outstanding contribution in the field of Yoga in June 2018. It is certified by the Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India as the first authorized Yoga School to conduct government certified courses.
The Institute is run by Dr. Hansa Yogendra, who also serves as President of The International Board of Yoga. Hansa was appointed as Special Executive Officer by the Government of Maharashtra on 20 June 2011.