Yoga and self-realization: Exploring the connect
As part of Amity Humans Quarter celebrations, Amity Institute of Travel and Tourism organized a guest lecture of Nupur Tewari, Ambassador of Tourism in Kyushu region of Japan, at University campus.
Addressing the gathering, Nupur Tewari, Yoga Trainer, and Healer, said that yoga promotes the belief that humans are the best creation of the universe with a power to achieve everything. She shared that yoga is culture, philosophy, humanity and most importantly, beyond religion. Yoga is not only about asanas but about 'self-realization'. It helps a person realize his or her true potential by achieving positive energy. Tewari remarked that humans, in general, have a tendency to judge people without knowing them properly. She stressed that through practicing meditation, an individual can attain the purest form of knowledge that is, acceptance towards equality and empowerment for all.
Apprising about tourism in Japan, Tewari shared that Japan is witnessing a historic surge in tourist arrivals. As a marketing strategy, the country is not only promoting the heritage sites or tourist destinations but have well marketed their positive culture, leading to an increase in the number of tourists. She emphasized that every Japanese citizen is imbibed with the values of being kind and helpful towards every human being, which makes the country one of the most tourist-friendly nations. She called upon the budding professionals of the tourism sector in India to create a helpful ecosystem and safe environment to increase the footfall of international tourists. She opined that communication is one of the key aspects of tourism and to succeed, practicing the ancient maxim 'Atithi Devo Bhava' is a must.
The lecture was attended by hundreds of students of Amity Institute of Travel and Tourism.
Nupur Tewari is an Indian from West Bengal who is staying in Japan for last fourteen years. Her latest endeavor is to organize India's first talk show on TV by sharing the stories of rural Indians.