Mother Teresa's successor Sister Nirmala dies, Bikram Yoga pays tribute
Sister Nirmala, Mother Teresa's successor as Superior General of the Missionaries of Charity, died on Tuesday morning, 22 June, 2015 in Kolkata, India. She was 81 when she breathed her last.
Bikram Yoga expresses heartfelt condolences for the demise of Sister Nirmala who succeeded Mother Teresa as the head of the Missionaries of Charity founded by the Nobel laureate.
Sister Nirmala's life was devoted to service, caring for the poor and underprivileged. We at Bikram's Yoga College of India are saddened by her demise. May her soul rest in peace. Our deepest condolences to the Missionaries of Charity family on the passing away of Sister Nirmala.
Bikram Choudhury - First International Day of Yoga
During the graduation ceremony of his 45th teacher training spring 2015 in Thailand, Bikram Choudhury shows his support for the first International Day of Yoga and Honorable Prime Minister of India Sri Narendra Modi.
Bikram Yoga conveys profound grief and sorrow at the sad demise of Mr. Kamal
Bhandari , seven-time former national bodybuilding champion ( Bharat Shree/ Mr. India) and
Yoga expert who passed away on 2nd April,2015 in Kolkata , India after suffering a heart
attack. Mr. Bhandari was a life-long disciple of Byamacharya Bishnu Charan Ghosh and
spent many years with Ghosh's College of Physical Education owned by Byamacharya
Bishnu Charan Ghosh . He visited Los Angeles several times and was one of the judges
for the International Yoga Asana Championship sponsored by International Yoga Sports
Federation for the Bishnu Charan Ghosh Cup.
Ex. Bharat Shree (Mr. India) Bhandari was 81 years and was a sitting treasurer of the Bengal
Olympic Association and secretary in the West Bengal Gymnastics Association. He was a
very popular and well-known physical culturist and imparted training in many
organizations/ clubs/ institutes. A renowned physical culturist and bodybuilder, Bhandari was
a seven-time national champion (Bharat Shree) and two-time Mr. Universe finalist before
turning to sports and Yoga administration in India. We all pray to God- may his soul rest
International Yoga Day
Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi during his address to UN General Assembly on September 27, 2014 asked the world leaders to adopt, June 21, as International Yoga Day.
Yoga is more than a 5000 year old physical, mental and spiritual practice having its origin in India, aims to transform body and mind.
In suggesting June 21as the International Day of Yoga, Narendra Modi has said that the datum one of the two solstices, is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and has special significance in many parts of the world.
This initiative found support from many global leaders. More than 175 countries including USA, Canada, China have supported.
On Dec 11, 2014, The 193-member U.N. General Assembly approved by consensus a resolution establishing June 21 as ‘International Day of Yoga’. Bikram Choudhury, joins the Yoga community to congratulate all the Yogis and Yoginis and specially the Prime Minister of India, India’s Ambassador to the United Nations Mr. Mukherji on this historic achievement.
Bikram Choudhury International Festival
Bikram Choudhury, Doctor Honoris Causa | 30 Mayo 2014 Photo album.