First India International Yoga Film Festival

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Yoga, when we heard this word the first thing pops up in our mind is of course “tough asanas” and “bending exercises”, but to your wonder Yoga is not simply related to “asanas” and “exercise”. It is an enthusiastic mix and profound rise with a touch of a spiritual component, which gives you a look at something that past all creative ability.

As we know Yoga is over several thousand years of age. The word yoga originates from the root Yuj which signifies "to include", "to join", "to unite", or "to append" in its most basic detects. Its practices and disciplines can be traced back to pre-Vedic Indian, it is mentioned in the Rigveda, but most likely developed around the fifth and sixth centuries BC.

One of such beauty of yoga in today’s lifetime is that it has preserved so well that if someone starts learning its practices and techniques in deep, one can extract same benefits from such practices that our ancestors in past were known to enjoy.

In order to carry on the benefits of this holy practice in the present time of Kalyug, His Holiness “Acharya Jagdish Ji Maharaj” formed NamoGange Trust in 2015. We are a nonā€profit organization directed and managed by a team of dynamic and dedicated enthusiastic devotees with the support of the trustees, committee members, professional staff and committed volunteers.


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The main aim of this festival is to create awareness about yoga and wellness through the medium of short films & documentaries and to foster integration in society by spreading the message of the importance of Yoga in our life and wellbeing. The festival is aimed at giving a boost to the yoga movement in India.

One of such event was organized on 20th March 2017 at ICCR-Azad Bhawan Auditorium Delhi. In a total of 38 participants from various schools, trusts, institutions and foundations participated in the event these include big names like Doordarshan, Film Division India, Isha Foundationand Kevalayadham.

In this festival, 218 films made on yoga got an entry in the event, out of which only 17 participants got selected for screening.

The film festival started with National Anthem and Indian classical dance performance and some other institutional films were also included in the festival.

The major chief guests include Founder of Namo Gange Trust - Mr. Jagdish Ji Maharaj, Chairman of Namo Gange Trust- Mr. Vijay, Chairman of Marwa Films and Studios -Mr. Sandeep Marwa, Representative of United Nations Mr. Rajiv and Deputy Director General of ICCR Smt. Namrata Kumar.

The festival is concluded with prize distribution ceremony. The first prize was given to “Aditya Narayan Ojha - Swargya Nark”, the second prize was given to “Atul Bisht - Scent of Yoga” and the third prize was given to “Saurabh Suman Jha - Yoga in Life”.


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