Hyderabad: The Heartfulness Institute organized an evening to celebrate India's performance at the Tokyo Olympics and launch a nationwide environmental initiative - Forests by Heartfulness - coinciding with the visit of PV Sindhu to the Heartfulness Institute on the evening of 9 August.

Students of the Heartfulness Learning Centre School had organized a show for the evening to mark the celebrations. The performances included a prayer song, a Bhagwad Gita recital, and a dance recital. The Institute congratulated Sindhu for her achievements with a felicitation ceremony. The Heartfulness Institute congratulated the Indian team for its impressive performance at the Olympics.

The evening also focused on sharing the role of meditation to keep calm during high-pressure situations. Sindhu said she visits Kanha often to re-center herself after a hectic and grueling season.

Prior to embarking on her Olympic medal quest, Sindhu had visited the Heartfulness facility seeking the blessings of Daaji and undertook a mediation session conducted by him. The badminton world champion became the first Indian sportswoman and the fourth female badminton player in the world to win consecutive Olympic medals.

As a long-time Heartfulness practitioner, Sindhu expressed her gratitude to Heartfulness guide Kamlesh Patel also known as Daaji. Talking about meditation Sindhu said, "My family has always pursued meditation. Through them, I got introduced to Heartfulness meditation. I feel happy whenever I visit Kanha Shantivanam or any Heartfulness meditation center. My life has changed after I started practicing meditation, and I am thankful for that. People have many questions when they hear about meditation. They think practicing meditation the right way is difficult."

7 lakh trees to mark 7 Olympic medals

Heartfulness guide Daaji and Sindhu launched the nationwide environmental initiative "Forests by Heartfulness" to commemorate Daaji's 65th birth anniversary. Forests by Heartfulness also celebrates Team India's performance at the Tokyo Olympics by planting seven lakh trees near the Yatra Garden at the Heartfulness global meditation center Kanha Shantivanam, Hyderabad.

The drive aims to plant saplings in various land pockets, including schools and colleges, industrial lands, village panchayat lands, private farmlands, and individual homes. Each sapling will be geo-tagged to monitor and track its growth accurately. Carefully selected trees native to the region and with medicinal values will be a part of the drive.

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