The book was launched by an imminent set of panellists comprising of, Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Founder, Art of Living Foundation, Suresh Prabhu, Member of Parliament, T.V. Mohandas Pai, Padma Shri Awardee and former CFO and Board Member at Infosys, Anand Neelakantan, Bestselling Author, Suresh Wadkar, Padmashree Awardee and Karanvir Bohra, Indian Actor. Padma Shri Awardee and Former CFO and Board Member at Infosys, T.V. Mohandas Pai launching the book commented that “Our potential is limited by our own inability to understand our self, we have to liberate ourselves. His (Rishi Ji’s) life is a testimony on how to conquer oneself and how to celebrate life.”
Suresh Prabhu, Member of Parliament and Former Minister of Railways, launching the book and speaking about its contents remarked “Rishi Ji through his book provides the right path to happy living, how to live one’s day to day life in a contended manner.”
The universe has bestowed limitless powers and infinite siddhis on the human consciousness. But in our attempt to be effective and successful in the personal and professional spheres, we often forget that the purpose of human life is also to ensure the complete blossoming of the individual consciousness. In Celebrating Life, Rishi Nityapragya shares the secrets that can help you explore your infinite potential. He offers an in-depth understanding of how to identify and be free from negative emotions and harmful tendencies, and how to learn to invoke life’s beautiful flavours-like enthusiasm, love, compassion and truth- whenever and wherever you want. Celebrating Life is an intense and honest expedition, as well as a lesson on how you can be a master of circumstances and make your life a celebration. Rishi Nityapragya, a disciple of His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankarji, is the director of programmes in the world’s largest NGO, the Art of Living Foundation. He is a qualified chemical engineer, has had a successful corporate career and was an accomplished motorbike racer, besides being a professional singer. Rishi means a seer, a mentor. This modern rishi can be rightly described as a ‘spiritual scientist’, bursting with love, energy and a never-dying enthusiasm to serve humanity. With a scientific approach towards life, he has derived many transformative, practical formulas that he calls ‘Swadhyay-Self-exploration’, which are the essence of his teachings. He has been a keynote speaker at various international forums, such as the Parliament of World’s Religions, Cape Town; the United Nations Millennium Peace Summit, New York; the Global Dharma Conference, New Jersey; the first-ever Yoga and Meditation Conference, Iran; and the WHO conference for representatives of Southeast Asian countries. He has conducted programmes at prestigious institutions and organizations, like the London School of Economics (LSE), Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Indian Management Association (IMA), Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) and over seventy universities across the world. He has imparted corporate training at various corporate houses, like Tata Steel, Adani logistics, L&T, Garware and Kirloskar, and has conducted sessions for members of many chapters of Rotary and Lions clubs. In his role as the director of programmes of the Art of Living Foundation, Rishi Nityapragya also trains teachers and volunteers here and has taught Art of Living programmes to millions of people in more than sixty countries around the world.