Humility in abundance, strolling naked toes within the palatial Darbar Corridor of Rashtrapati Bhavan, 125-year-old Swami Sivananda acquired a standing ovation and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s bow when he acquired the Padma Shri award from President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday.
Swami Sivananda, wearing white kurta and dhoti, acquired the Padma award for his contribution within the subject of Yoga.
Earlier than receiving the award, the yoga guru prostrated earlier than PM Modi and the President, receiving one other spherical of applause from the visitor on the civil investiture ceremony.
Returning the greeting, Prime Minister Modi promptly bowed and touched the bottom.
Earlier than reaching the dais, the yoga guru knelt twice once more, and the President stepped out and helped Sivananda rise to his toes, after which he handed over the award and the quotation.
Whereas presenting the award, the President was seen speaking to the Swami as the 2 posed for photos with the Darbar corridor echoing with the applause.
Swami Sivananda has devoted his life to the welfare of human society.
His easiest methods of disciplined and well-regulated life with early morning Yoga, oil-free boiled weight loss plan and selfless service to mankind in his personal means have given him disease-free and tension-free longest life. He demonstrates his life as an exemplary lesson quite than preaching.
Born on 8 August 1896 in Sylhet district (now in Bangladesh) of undivided India, Swami Sivananda misplaced his mom and father on the age of six. Because of abject poverty, his beggar dad and mom might feed him primarily boiled rice water throughout his childhood days.
After the funeral rites, he was delivered to his Guruji’s Ashram at Nabadwip in West Bengal. Guru Omkarananda Goswami introduced him up, imparted all sensible and non secular training together with Yoga with out college training.
He has been a constructive thinker all through his life. ‘The world is my house, its persons are my fathers and moms, to like and serve them is my faith’– this has been his perception.
He’s chasing that mission until as we speak to serve the underprivileged in numerous components of the nation – in North East India, at Varanasi, Puri, Haridwar, Nabadwip and so forth, based on the Rashtrapati Bhavan doc on Padma awardees.
For the final 50 years, Swami Sivananda has been serving 400-600 leprosy-affected beggars with dignity at Puri by personally assembly them at their hutments.
”He perceives them as residing God and serves them with the very best out there gadgets. He arranges completely different supplies like meals gadgets, fruits, garments, winter clothes, blankets, mosquito nets, cooking utensils based mostly on their expressed want,” it mentioned.
He encourages others at hand over completely different gadgets to the affected folks to make them really feel the enjoyment of giving in order that in a while they’re motivated to do such forms of humanitarian work of their respective areas.
Swami Sivananda’s wholesome and lengthy life has drawn consideration from throughout the globe, together with his dedication to motivating countrymen for COVID vaccination after immunising himself on the age of 125 years.
Company hospitals throughout the nation have carried out complimentary grasp well being check-ups to evaluate the structural and purposeful standing of his important organs and methods to watch his way of life.
In presence of the docs and administration groups in a convention corridor, to the question on the key of his longest life, together with sharing his desireless, easy life, he demonstrates completely different Yoga and train as technique of his wholesome and lengthy life.
Swami Sivananda has been honoured with numerous awards together with the Yoga Ratna Award in 2019 at Bengaluru.
He was the senior-most participant from the nation at yoga demonstration on June 21, the World Yoga Day in 2019.
He was awarded with Basundhara Ratan Award by Respect Age Worldwide for his contribution to society on 30 November 2019.
(With inputs from PTI)