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Sri Sri Ravi Shankar inaugurates ‘Yoga Club’ in Japanese Parliament

Tokyo: Inspired by the renowned spiritual leader, Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, a Yoga Club was inaugurated at the Japanese Parliament by Ravi Shankar himself on Tuesday.

Over a hundred parliamentarians have already signed up to be members of the club, said senior parliamentarian Hiroshi Yamada.

“With guidance from Sri Sri, we are very sure that the initiative will become a grand success,” he added.

The year 2017 having been declared as the year of ‘Japan-India Friendly Exchanges,’ this initiative is being seen as a milestone in the tradition bound Japanese culture.

Yamada, who is the chief coordinator of the proposed Yoga Club in Japanese Parliament said, “This idea of Yoga in the parliament has many takers and already more than hundred parliamentarians have signed up to be members of the Yoga club. With guidance from Sri Sri, we are very sure that this initiative will become a grand success.”

Hakubun Shimomura, who has held many senior ministerial berths in the Government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, will be the Chairman of the Yoga Club.

Shimomura shared that he is inspired by Ravi Shankar’s vision of a stress-free society and one world family.

“The most memorable moment of my life was when I read the message from Prime Minister M Abe addressing the World Culture Festival held in New Delhi last year,” he added.

“We are very happy that Japanese parliamentarians are showing interest in yoga and meditation. This is much needed in current times,” said renowned educationist Prof Pema Gyalpo, who is also the chairman of Art Of Living in Japan.

Hon’ble Hakubun Shimomura, who has held many senior ministerial berths in the Government of PM Shinzo Abe, will be the Chairman of the Yoga Club. Mr Shimomura shared that he is inspired by Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s vision of a stress-free society and one world family.

“The most memorable moment of my life was when I read the message from Hon’ble PM Shinzo Abe addressing the World Culture Festival held in New Delhi last year,” he added.

“We are very happy that Japanese parliamentarians are showing interest in yoga and meditation. This is much needed in current times,” said renowned educationist Prof Pema Gyalpo, who is also the chairman of Art Of Living in Japan. (ANI)