Emmy-nominated filmmaker Tirlok Malik Celebrates International Yoga Day 2023

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On the occasion of International Yoga Day 2023, GOPIO Manhattan and Emmy-nominated filmmaker and Happy Life Yoga speaker Tirlok Malik hosted a highly interactive and informative yoga event featuring experts and speakers from various walks of life. Consul Vipul Dev, the chief guest for the event, congratulated GOPIO and Malik for celebrating the International Yoga Day 2023 and also conveyed the same on behalf of Randhir Jaiswal, Consul General of India in New York. Consul Vipul Dev also touched upon the significance of the International Yoga Day in the propagation of holistic living through the power of yoga. Founded in 1989, the Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO) is engaged in promoting the well being of people of Indian origin and enhancing cooperation and communication between Indian Diaspora around the world. The Indian Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi, in his UN address in 2014, suggested an annual Day of Yoga on June 21. Following the initial proposal, the UN adopted the resolution to mark the International Day of Yoga, starting 21 June 2015.

The GOPIO event this year was also attended by Dr. Thomas Abraham, Chairperson of GOPIO, Professor Indrajit Saluja (Chief Editor/Publisher, The Indian Panorama), Indu Jaiswal (Chairperson, Indian American Forum), Anil Narang (Vegan Ambassador), Lal Motwani (GOPIO International President), Neeta Bhasin (President, ASB Communications), Dr. Renee Mehra (Reenbow Media), Deborah Fishman (Founder of FED Talk), Neha Lohia (Filmmaker), Radhika Bhagat (CEO, Sacred Earth Trust), Dr. Tara Shajan (President, Nurse Association), and Victoria Moran (Founder, Main Street Vegan Academy). The event was presented by The Indian Panorama, Indian American Forum, GOPIO Chapters (Central New York, Central Jersey, Edison and Connecticut).

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.” One of the major highlights of the Happy Life Yoga event was the knowledge session moderated by Malik who is known for his ability to engage with his audience using the right mix of banter and substance. The event was energetic, informative, inspiring, and celebratory in nature.

The event ended with a thunderous applause even as Malik promised to bring more Happy Life Yoga 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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