Manila (Phillipines): Brahma Kumaris Philippines joined several hundred participants to the International Day of Yoga at SM Mall of Asia’s Music Hall.
In his message printed in a booklet distributed by the Indian Embassy in Manila which organized the annual event, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said “In a world of excess, Yoga promises restraint and balance. In a world of suffering from mental stress, Yoga promises calm. In a distracted world, Yoga helps focus, boosts concentration. In a world of fear, Yoga promises hope, strength and courage.”
The program, which started at almost 12 noon, had all partner organizations light up a lamp on the stage. Brahma Kumaris Philippines represented by BK Rajni Daulatram, Director of Brahma Kumaris in Phillipines joined several organizations, including the Philippine National Police, the National Youth Commission, the Department of Health, business organizations, Yoga organizations and others in jointly lighting the lamp.
The Yoga Protocol led by Mr Sumit Kumar of the Indian Embassy and Mr. Chandru Mahtani of Speedo, followed with all the participants joining. Then Group Yoga Session lead by local Yoga schools came next.
In her closing remarks, Sister Rajani chanted “Om shanti” for several minutes as participants joined her chanting. In her meditation commentary, she asked everyone to think positive, peace, and happiness. Being healthy makes one wealthy and happy. At the end, she asked everyone to chant again: Om shanti.
BK Rani, BK Mulat and BK Yolly joined her as she conducted meditation in front. Together with BK Marilyn and BK Leti, they distributed blessing cards, and invitations to the July program of Sister Jayanti titled Happy Hearts, Happy Minds.