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Sat 29 May 2021

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Launch of Suryathon

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Launch of Suryathon (Suryanamaskar Marathon)

Last year's IDY theme was Yoga at Home, Yoga With Family. With the current situation of the pandemic, the theme for IDY 2021: Be with Yoga, Be at Home, has once again been reiterated by the Ministry of Ayush and Ministry of Youth and Sports Affairs. Indica Yoga and CSP support this theme and are keen to work towards it.

Suryathon makes it possible to take this message to millions of people from across the world and join the celebrations of IDY effortlessly from the comforts of their homes. It motivates people to boost their immunity with yoga.

May 29, 2021, Saturday| 06:00 -08:00 PM IST

Launch of Suryathon

Introducing Suryathon App: Sri. Deena Harapanahalli, Founder, Lifecykul


  • Shri. Dinesh Patnaik, Director General of Indian Council of Cultural Relations.
  • Dr. Jayaram Mahadevan, Director, Research Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram, Chennai - "Suryanamaskar - Spiritual Perspective and Vedic Roots"
  • Dr. Mayur V Kaku, Head of Neurosurgery Department at Vasavi Hospital, Bengaluru - "Effect of Suryanamaskar on Physical and Neurophysiological perspective"
  • Dr. Somit Kumar Ghosh, Director, AVP Research Foundation - "Ayurveda's approach to Yoga"
  • Dr. HR Nagendra, Chancellor, S-VYASA - "Transformation through Yoga"
  • Smt. Rukmini Vijayakumar, Dancer, Founder - Raadha Kalpa Dance Company - "The benefits of Yoga for Dancers"
  • Dr. Vinayachandra BK, Director, Indica Yoga
  • Smt. Vijayalakshmi Vijayakumar, Director, CSP




Shri. Dinesh Patnaik

Director General - ICCR

Shri. Dinesh Patnaik, Director General of ICCR is a career diplomat of the IFS with over 25 years of experience in a variety of interesting and challenging assignments He has served in Indian Missions in Geneva, Dhaka, Beijing and Vienna


Dr. Vinayachandra BK

Director, Indica Yoga

Dr. Vinayachandra Banavathy, is the Director of Indica Yoga, a platform that offers authentic, immersive and transformative yoga experiences across the world. He holds a PhD on psychological insights in the Vedas from Pondicherry University, besides Masters’ in Sanskrit, English, Yogic Science and Applied Psychology. Vinayachandra is a dedicated teacher who travels across the world conducting courses, lectures and workshops on a unique blend of Yoga, Psychology and Sanskrit. His publications include a report on Standardization of Yoga Terminologies for WHO; a book co-edited with Dr. Anuradha Choudry titled ‘Perspectives on Indian Psychology’, published by Jain University Press, another book co-authored titled ‘Happiness: Indic Perspectives’, published by Development Foundation, besides a few articles, papers, booklets on Yoga, Indian Psychology, Culture and Spirituality.


Dr. Jayaram Mahadevan

Director- Research, Krishnamachari Yoga Mandiram

Jayaraman Mahadevan holds a PhD in - Sanskrit from the University of Madras (2006-2010) with gold medal and first rank both in his undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. He underwent traditional Gurukula education, in Vedas and Shastras (1998-2005), in Veda Vijnana Gurukulam, Bengaluru, Under Pracarya Kotemane Ramachandra Bhat. Since 2010 he has been working in the research department of Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram. His work in the field of Textual aspects of Yoga involves editing, translating and disseminating inputs from traditional Sanskrit literature on Yoga. Thus far, he has published 14 books and 13 peer reviewed Journal articles on Yoga and Sanskrit literature. He is also involved in developing immersive learning methods of Yoga texts. 'Yogasya Bhasha' a four part self-learning material on Sanskrit and Yoga, 'Yoga-vaisharadi' - a searchable web-repository on classical texts of Yoga are a few of his noteworthy contributions in recent times. His workshops on "Tantrayukti - Ancient Indian thesis/text construction methodology" are well received. His love also lies in composing Sanskrit poetry on contemporary themes. His expertise in the field of Yoga has been recognized and utilized by various academic and research organizations by nominating him to various academic boards and councils including the Traditional Knowledge Digital Library-CSIR, Govt of India where he is a task force member.


Dr. Mayur V Kaku

Head of Neurosurgery Department, Vasavi Hospital, Bengaluru

Dr. Mayur V Kaku - He is the Head of Neurosurgery Department at Vasavi Hospital, Bengaluru. He completed his Neurosurgery training at National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore. He is expert in Minimally Invasive Brain and Spine surgery and has special interest in Endoscopic and Pediatric Neurosurgery. He is active member of Neurological Society of India (NSI), American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and is trained by World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS) in Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Brain and Spine. He is practicing yoga for the last 20 years and is certified and practicing Yoga Therapist too.


Dr. Somit Kumar Ghosh

Director, AVP Research Foundation

Dr. Somit Kumar currently works as the Director and Chief Scientific Officer at the Clinical Research and Pharmaceutics, AVP Research Foundation. He received BAMS degree from Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi Vishwa Mahavidyalaya, Kanchhipuram in 2005 and his MD from Rajiv Gandhi Univ of Health Sciences, Bengaluru . He has also done PG Certificate course of Clinical Research and Clinical Data Management from Pune in 2007.


Dr. HR Nagendra

Chancellor, S-VYASA

Dr.H R Nagendra is the President of Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samathana (VYASA) and also the Chancellor of Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana University (S-VYASA University). Dr. H R Nagendra, is widely recognized across the world as Yoga Guru.


Smt. Rukmini Vijayakumar

Dancer, Founder - Raadha Kalpa Dance Company

Rukmini Vijayakumar is an Indian choreographer and Bharatanatyam dancer from Bangalore, . Along with her performances on stage, she has appeared in four Tamil films. s the artistic director of Raadha Kalpa Dance Company, and the director of Lshva, a space for artists.