Baba Ramdev to Visit Houston


HOUSTON: Renowned Yoga Guru Swami Ramdev will visit Houston on Sept. 26 as part of his week-long US tour.

Swami Ramdev, popularly known as Baba Ramdev, is the inspiration behind Patanjali institutions, including Patanjali Yogpeeth (USA) Trust. He has popularized Yoga in India and abroad through his TV shows and Yoga camps.

He has also been associated with the anti-corruption movement in India and the agitation for a stronger Lokpal. His followers have formed Bharat Swabhiman Overseas, an organization to campaign for a cleaner and corruption-free India.

Swamiji will visit the US to take part in the 150th Birth anniversary celebrations  of Swami Vivekananda in Chicago and New Jersey. He will also commemorate the 120th anniversary of the famous address by Swami Vivekananda at the World Parliament of Religions in Chicago on Sept. 11.

In Houston, Swamiji will address a public meeting at VPSS Haveli, 11715 Bellfort Village Dr, at 6 p.m.

“It is a unique opportunity for Houstonians to listen to Swamiji who has been an inspiration to millions of people in India and abroad,” said Shekhar Agrawal, President of Patanjali Yogpeeth Trust Houston. He invited everyone to come to program

Swamiji last visited the U.S. in July 2010. In Houston, he will be hosted by Patanjali Yogpeeth USA and Bharat Swabhiman Overseas which are promoting the ancient Indian science of  yoga/pranayama  in north America.

On his way to the United States, Swamiji will stop over in the United Kingdom for four days. He will conduct programs in London, Manchester, Glasgow and Patanjali Island, the international center for Patanjali Yoga.

Swamiji will leave Houston on September 27 to take part in the Chicago program the next day. He will be in New York on September 29  for the New Jersey program where he will be the Chief Guest and speaker at the Dharma & Yoga Fest organized by Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh and other Hindu organizations. He will go to Atlanta on September 30 for the evening program before flying back to India.

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