ISOL Spirit & Entrepreneurship Award
Patanjali Yogpeeth & Divya Yoga Mandir
His Holiness Swami Ram Devji and Acharya Balkrishnaji are soul-mates having deep empathy of serving afflicted society. As students of Gurukul tradition, they adopted vast austerity since childhood and are living a spiritual lifestyle. Gayatri Mantara Sadhana, Omkar Jap and Yagna are the core parts of their spiritual practice. Gyan Yoga, Bhakti Yoga, Raj Yoga and Karma Yoga are the ceaseless part of their daily worship in diverse forms. They envisioned establishing scientific value of “Yoga” for good health, stress management & efficient working and also reviving the Indian system of medicine to serve the humanity through spirituality based entrepreneurship. To materialize their dream they established Divya Yog Mandir Trust in 1995 in the holy hermitage- Kirpalu Bagh Ashram, founded by an elevated saint, Kirpalu Dev Maharaj.
Besides Divya Yog Mandir Trust, Swamiji and Acharyaji have established the Patanjali Yog Peeth Trust, Patanjali Research Foundation Trust and Bharat Swabhiman Trust within a span of 16 years providing jobs, art of living and network among millions of people. Their entrepreneurship revolves around business, social service and spirituality.
Patanjali Yog Peeth was inaugurated by Honorable Vice President of India on 6th April, 2006 in presence of 17 Chief Ministers and Governor of Uttarakhand as a global centre of teaching, training, research and treatment focused on Yoga and Ayurveda where more than 5000 patients can get free consultation and prescription of Yoga & Ayurveda every day. Its over 1000 Centres and 250000 yoga teachers are providing free services to the masses across the globe. Value guided entrepreneurship adopted by Patanjali Yog Peeth chain is exemplary to create employments, provide quality and cheaper products of basic concern, promote indigenous enterprises and national glory.
University of Patanjali was established in 2006 to promote teaching, training and research on Yoga, Ayurveda, Divine culture and other aspects of Vedic Tradition. Subsequently it was recognized by U.G.C. to conduct 138 courses. It aims to produce professionally competent, personally developed and socially empathetic alumni.
Divya Pharmacy brings Ayurveda in a contemporary form and unravel the mystery behind Indian system of medicine by exploring and selecting indigenous herbs, ancient Ayurvedic literature and subjecting the formulations to modern pharmacological, toxicological safety tests and clinical trials to create new drugs and therapies.
To trigger the agricultural movement of making Indian farmers self reliant and prosperous, Patanjali Food and Herbal Park was inaugurated on 5 January 2010 and will provide direct employment to 7000 people.
Bharat Swabhiman Trust is the latest social initiative for nation building and social transformation. Nationalism, enterprise, transparency, foresight, humanitarianism, spiritualism, humility are seven tenets of this movement. Its five prime pledges are: 1) hundred percent voting, 2) hundred percent national thinking, 3) unifying patriots by adopting indigenous life style, 4) hundred percent healthy India via yoga, and 5) free education to poor ones.
Yoggram can provide 150 types of Yoga-Naturopathy-Panchakarma therapy along with Pranic healing, Acupressure, Physiotherapy and counseling for about 200 in-patients. It may be regarded as a new dimension of health revolution.
The prime goal of various Patanjali Trusts, their sister organizations and global network of their Service Centres is to serve the mankind and ecology. Acharya Balkrishnaji is the General Secretary of Divya Yog Mandir Trust, Patanjali Yog Peeth Trust, Patanjali Research Foundation Trust and Bharat Swabhiman Trust; Vice-chancellor of University of Patanjali; Managing Director of Patanjali Food and Herbal Park and Patanjali Ayurved Limited and Chairman of Divya Pharmacy.
Integrating Spirituality and Organizational Leadership Foundation respectfully recognizes the distinguished contribution made by Patanjali Yogpeeth & Divya Yoga Mandir towards humanity by conferring ISOL 2011 “Spirit & Entrepreneurship Award” on the Founders – Swami Ramdevji Maharaj & Acharya Balkrishnaji Maharaj.