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Discovering the Happiness within

Thought Leadership Workshop, Discovering The Happiness Within”, Jun 3, 2013.  Gurgaonites spent an evening “Discovering – The Happiness Within” in a Heart Warming chat with Rishi Nityapragya at The Thought Leadership Talk organized by the city’s Citizen Initiative, Gurgaon First.  The evening programme, attended by over 250 citizens of Gurgaon, was held at the Artemis Hospital. 

Rishi Nityapragya is a senior faculty of the Art of Living. Under the guidance of His Holiness Sri Sri Ravishankar, Rishi Ji has dedicated his life to bringing peace and smiles to thousands of people across the world. He has traveled to over many countries, and has addressed people from many walks of life. He has also addressed many seminars to UN and WHO forums.

Speaking on the occasion, Rishiji said, “Happiness lies deep within. It can be impacted by our external environment. However, it is within an individual’s control to “choose” to remain happy in any situation. Breath is an important tool to flush out negative thoughts and feelings from the mind”. He also talked about how ego often does not allow us to remain happy and how greater understanding of the ego can help in improving relations. 

The Event also applauded and recognized contributions of a few exemplary citizens of Gurgaon who have made a significant difference to the city. In the latter part of the programme, participants asked profound questions to Rishiji and found satisfactory answers. The evening was concluded with melodious Bhajans by Rishiji.  

About The Art of Living

Founded in 1981 by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, The Art of Living is an educational and humanitarian movement engaged in stress-management and service initiatives the world over. The organization has presence in over 152 countries and has touched the lives of over 370 million people. It is the world’s largest volunteer based organization. 

The degree to which stress unduly influences our lives is generally underestimated: Often the mind clings on to anger, guilt, or regret about the past, or is plagued by anxiety and worry about the future. The Art of Living offers stress-elimination programs which include breathing techniques, meditation yoga and practical knowledge to deal with daily challenges of life.
Rishi Nityapragya is in Gurgaon currently for a few days for one such program.

About Gurgaon First

Gurgaon First is a Citizens’ Initiative that aims to bring positive change in Gurgaon. It is focused on institutional and infrastructural improvement, adoption of sustainable solutions and promoting inclusive growth. It conducts business workshops, thought leadership programs, strategic events as well as research for the city of Gurgaon.