Ramdev Lays Foundation For Yoga Centre In Houston

Baba Ramdev

Baba Ramdev


Ramdev Lays Foundation For Yoga Centre In Houston
Houston, July 20 (PTI) Noted Yoga guru Baba Ramdev has laid the foundation stone for a USD 20 million Yoga and Ayurveda research centre in Houston.

It is the first international centre based on the model of ‘Pathanjali Yog Peeth’ in Haridwar, founded by the spiritual guru 15 years ago.

“When the Haridwar centre was established, Rs 20,000 was borrowed to start the project. But in Houston, one-fourth of the needed funds was raised on the very first day,” Ramdev told PTI after the ceremony yesterday.

The centre will be set up in a sprawling 94-acre land in Rosenberg in Fort Bend County, about 25 miles from here.

Notably, over USD 4 million was raised for the project and USD 2 million was raised in two hours at a fundraiser in Houston on July 18.

Ramesh Bhutada and Shekhar Agrawal, who were involved with the project, said the centre would become functional from early next year.

“The vision of Swami Ramdev a year ago is now taking shape fast. The Indian community will stand united and help bring the project to fruition,” Bhutada said.

“Our vision is to develop it as a major centre in the western world to impart various aspects of Vedic culture and custom with emphasis on Yoga and Ayurveda,” Agrawal said.

The project includes a clinic to treat chronic ailments, housing for active seniors and retirees; a herbal garden, retreat centre, vedic Gurukul school for young children and a University. PTI

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