Yoga Fest – 17-19 March 2017

A Mass Awareness Programme on Yoga for Holistic Health and Wellbeing on 17, 18, 19 March 2017 Organized by Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Educational and Research Institute, Belur Math, with financial assistance from Central Council for Research in Yoga & Naturopathy (CCRYN) Ministry of AYUSH, Govt. of India


1. Preamble
2. About the ‘Yoga Fest’
3. Some of the objectives of this Yoga Fest
4. Tentative Programme
5. Venue
6. Hospitality for Delegates
7. Registration Fee
8. Tender for Stalls
9. Contact

Downloads: Registration form for Delegates and Stall Booking


It is now globally recognized that the traditional system of Yoga evolved in India ages ago by the illumined Rishis like Patanjali is not only a way to spiritual illumination but also a way for health, happiness and harmony. It was Swami Vivekananda who pioneered the spread of yoga in the Western world and scientifically demonstrated the benefits of yoga for wellbeing in general as well as higher illumination. By combining the ancient Eastern yogic principles with the modern Western scientific rationality, Swami Vivekananda created a new paradigm acceptable to the peoples of the modern age in all parts of the world. Modern researches have proved that yoga has great potential to play a Vital role in preventive, prophylactic and therapeutic aspects of many a life style related disease like hypertension, diabetes, etc., as well as in various psychological and psycho-somatic illnesses. The importance of yoga in quelling the common symptoms in the present age of hurry, unrest, disharmony, intolerance and violent temper are being increasingly felt and recognized the entire world over. Yoga is thus the way for holistic health and wellbeing. Rightly is the Government of India promoting and encouraging the propagation of Yoga through its agencies like Central Council for Research in Yoga & Naturopathy (CCRYN) and Morarji Desai National Institute of yoga (MDNIY) under Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy (AYUSH).

About the ’Yoga Fest’

’Yoga Fest’ called ’Yoga Utsava’ in Sanskrit, is one such project for promotion and propagation of Yoga, initiated by CCRYN under the Ministry of AYUSH, which is in fact its dream project. Yoga Fest 2017 will be conducted all over the country, in ten State Capitals to be precise, before March 2017. Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Educational and Research Institute (RKMVERI), Belur Math, has been identified by CCRYN for organizing the Yoga Fest in Kolkata. Accordingly, preparafions are being made to conduct this important event Yoga Fest 2017 in the State Capital of West Bengal, Kolkata, during the period: 17, 18, 19 March 2017 with financial assistance from CCRYN under the aegis of the Ministry of AYUSH, with the broad theme ’Yoga for Holistic Health’.

Tentative Programme

Day 1  Day 2  Day 3

The three day schedule in brief

The full program is given here

Some of the objectives of this Yoga Fest

  1. To impart authentic knowledge of Yoga amongst the common people
  2. To increase mass awareness about the benefits of Yoga for holistic health
  3. To promote wellbeing and positive health through Yoga
  4. To introduce the basics of Yoga training / therapy to general public of the State
  5. To create awareness regarding the various authentic schools of Yoga The 3-day Yoga Fest will have the following programmes:
  6. Seminars, discussions and discourses on Yoga education, research, training and therapy
  7. Introductory Yoga classes emphasizing its role in daily life for wellbeing
  8. Yoga exhibition-cum-poster presentation and quiz competition
  9. Yoga workshops / awareness camps by yoga masters of leading schools
  10. Stalls displaying and selling Yoga apparels, teaching aids etc.
  11. AYUSH clinics to give free advice on holistic health and wellbeing


This event will be held in Belur campus of Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Educational and Research Institute which is located near the famous place of pilgrimage Belur Math on the Ganga, the Headquarters of Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission, with peaceful, elevating and serene ambience. Just on the opposite side of the river Ganga is the famous Kali temple at Dakhsineswar, where Sri Ramakrishna, the enlightened guru of Swami Vivekananda, attained spiritual enlightenment. The venue is well connected by air, rail, taxi, and bus etc. from various locations. Usually during the middle of March it is warm (approximate temperatures being night 22 °C and day 34 °C, RH 50% to 90% with clear sky). We invite the interested academia, researchers in the field of yoga, yoga practitioners and persons with philosophico-literary or scientific back ground to participate as delegates for giving presentations, oral or through posters, in the seminars/ discussions and share their knowledge with the audience. Others may participate as observers and avail this opportunity to enrich their knowledge of Yoga that is fast emerging as an important discipline.

Hospitality for Delegates

Organizers will provide to all the delegates simple breakfast, lunch, tea and dinner, whichever is appropriate, during all the three days of the ’Yoga Fest’.

Registration Fee

Delegate fees for the entire Yoga Fest (all the three days) is a nominal amount of Rs.300/ —, with 50% concession for students. Registration Form can be sent by email and payment through NEFT. If payment is done through NEFT then delegate have to mention UTR No. of NEFT payment in the email.

Tender for Stalls

STALLS TO DISPLAY/SELL AYUSH PRODUCTS AT THE YOGA FEST AT BELUR MAIN CAMPUS OF RAMAKRISHNA MISSION VIVEKANANDA Educational and Research Institute DURING 17, 18, 19 MARCH 2017 On the occasion of the Yoga Fest 2017, to be held at Belur main campus of Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Educational and Rsearch Institute on 17, 18 and 19 March 2017, interested parties willing to display and sell their AYUSH products are invited to set up stalls for which space will be provided by the organizers. The details of rates etc., are as follows: Category A: Size of the stall: 14 ft x 12 ft: Rs.12000/- Category B: Size of the stall: 12 ft x 10 ft: Rs.10000/- Please apply to the Registrar, Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Educational and Research Institute (email: ) in the following proforma: Registration Form can be sent by email and payment through NEFT. If payment is done through NEFT then stall owner have to mention UTR No. of NEFT payment in the email.


Name of the Organization / firm/company:
Full Address with Pin Code and Phone No:
Contact person with mobile phone no. and email:
The size of the stall applied for: Category A / Category B
The entire amount of Rs.12000 (for Category A staff) or Rs.10000 (for Category B staff) should be deposited at the time of application by Demand Draft in favour of ‘Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Educational and Research Institute’.
Last date for receiving applications along with the Demand Draft is 11 March 2017.


Bank Details

A/C No.0365010080217


University landline: 033-26549999
Dr. Uday Sankar Ray (mobile phone: 083349 58282) and/ or
Sri Prashanta Samanta (mobile phone: 09433979911)
Department of Sports Science and Yoga
Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Educational and Research Institute, Belur Math.
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