Maharishi Patanjali is a saint who is believed to have lived some time during the 2nd century BCE. Known for his treatise on Yoga, entitled “Patanjali Yoga Sutra”, he was not only an authority on the Science of Yoga, but was also a scientist and a doctor whose clarity and wisdom was remarkable. Tradition extolls Patanjali thus, “I bow with my hands together, to the eminent Patanjali, who removed the impurities of the mind through Yoga, of speech through Grammar, and of the body through medicine” (Translation of the verse from Bhoja Rajamaarttaanda Commentary on the Yoga Sutras). Maharishi Patanjali is said to be the incarnation of Anantha, the holy serpent on whom Maha Vishnu reclines in Yoga Nidra
The full name of BKS Iyengar, one of the most renowned yoga gurus in the whole world, is Belur Krishnamachar Sundararaja Iyengar. Popularly known as Yogacharya B.K.S. Iyengar, he is man who founded the Iyengar Yoga. The guru has been teaching people the art of yoga since the past sixty years and at the same time, is the author of numerous books on yogic practice and philosophy, along with several definitive yoga texts. His most popular books include ‘Light on Yoga'(yoga dipika), ‘Light on Pranayama’ and ‘Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali’. The majority of credit for the introduction of yoga in the west goes to Sri BKS Iyengar only. One can find Iyengar yoga centers even in the remotest corners of the world. Today, the great man is over 80 years old and still stands as strong as ever.
Saint Mother Teresa is perhaps the greatest human being who has ever lived in this world She had only one aim in life, to serve the poor, the destitute, the needy and all those who were dejected by the society. Mother Theresa founded an institution, known as ‘The Missionary of Charity’ to help her in fulfilling this aim. Mother Teresa was awarded the Noble Peace Prize in the year 1979. She accepted the prize as a representative of the ‘poorest of the poor’. Mother Teresa breathed her last on September 5, 1997, leaving behind a legacy of love and sacrifice
Dr.Abdul Kalam was conferred with the Degree of Doctor of Science (D.Sc.Honoris Causa) by 30 universities/academic institutions. He is recipient of several awards including the Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration 1997. Dr.Kalam has been awarded Padma Bhushan in 1981, Padma Vibhushan in 1990 and BHARAT RATNA in 1997. Scientist APJ Abdul Kalam leads a simple life – ‘simple living and high thinking.’ He is a boon to our Country/Nation. Values are ultimate in life. Truth always triumphs. One should discipline his thoughts, words and deeds. Scientist APJ Abdul Kalam is a true follower of Gandhiji. He says, “Bhagavad Gita Tala Rata
Mohandas K. Gandhi spoke several languages. During his lifetime he gave speeches before hundreds of thousands and wrote nearly 100 books. There are numerous quotes by Gandhi that speak of compassion, nonviolence and equality, and most of us have heard at least one, such as, “We need to be the change we wish to see in the world.” Or maybe, “An eye for an eye will make the whole world blind. But Gandhi’s first language was not English. He rarely spoke it, instead taking great pride in the languages of his native India—speaking and writing most often in Gujarati. As he said, “Our languages are the reflection of ourselves.” But Gandhi’s message of peace transcends both time and language, and reveals a most significant life.