Founded in 1981 by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, The Art of Living Foundation is a not-for-profit, educational and humanitarian NGO (Non-Governmental Organisation) engaged in stress-management and service initiatives. The organisation operates globally in 151 countries. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's vision of a violence-free, stress-free society has expressed itself in numerous service initiatives that inspired volunteers worldwide to carry these forward with his guidance.
Art Of Living, founded by Guruji in 1981 and was introduced in Delhi-NCR in 1992.
Dr. Moni Roy, father of Shri Tathagat Roy, was the first teacher in Delhi to receive the Kriya tape from Guruji. Subsequently, Mrs. Swadesh Vig was blessed by Guruji to take courses in Delhi.
In the initial years of Art Of Living in Delhi/NCR, there were only handful of teachers who worked rigorously in all the areas. Mrs. Chitra Roy was the singer who used to conduct satsangs. Through her soul touching voice and bhajans, not only did she keep our small Art of Living Family connected, but she also contributed significantly in spreading Guruji's message to thousands of people.
At that time, Guruji's satsangs had the beautiful flavour of Divya Milan as well, as usually the number of people attending the satsangs was not more than 200. Of course, with his grace, that number has now increased to thousands.
There was another teacher blessed by Guruji, Mr. Nityanand Trehan, who was known as “The Magician” of the Art Of Living for his devotion and contribution to the foundation had made AOL achieve great heights in Delhi & NCR. Unfortunately, Mr. Trehan is not amongst us anymore. But today, with the grace of Guruji and the hardwork of teachers like Mr. Trehan, Mrs. Vig, Dr. Moni and many others, there are now more than 450 teachers in Delhi and NCR working continuously for spreading the message and teachings of Guruji. There is not a single colony or area in Delhi-NCR where an Art of Living course is not held. And all this has been possible only because of the broad vision and Sankalpa of our Master!
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