On the invitation of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) Indian Traditional Sciences, Yoga in Daily Life Scientific System author & founder Bharat Gaurav Paramhans Sri Swami Maheshwaranandaji – Vishwaguruji – from Mahanirvani Akhara, attended as chief guest of honor at the United Nations 5th International Day of Yoga celebration in the House of Commons, London, UK.
For almost 30 years, Vishwaguruji has been planting symbolic World Peace Trees around the world, giving people hope and inspiration for World Peace. The Banyan tree that he has planted on India's 70th Republic Day in OM Ashram, has a special significance.
As international NGOs, the Sri Swami Madhavananda World Peace Council (SSMWPC) and Yoga in Daily Life, under the patronage of Vishwaguruji, have celebrated the International Day of Non-Violence and honored the Satyagraha legacy of Mahatma Gandhi every year since 2007, by organizing different programs across five continents.
In 2018, members of YIDL and the SSMWPC celebrated the International Day of Peace across five continents. In New York, representatives of YIDL and the SSMWPC joined with the International Day of Yoga Committee at the UN to commemorate the International Day of Peace in the Tillman Chapel. On a global scale, YIDL centers organized a wide range of programs (peace prayers, free indoor/outdoor yoga classes, meditations for world peace, public lectures and cultural programs) to celebrate the International Day of Peace, honoring its significance.
— A conference organized by the Sri Swami Madhavananda World Peace Council (SSMWPC)
7 March 2018, United Nations, New York
The conference titled Yoga and World Peace and organized by the SSMWPC, a philanthropic NGO in special consultative status with the UN ECOSOC, marked the 15th anniversary of Paramhans Swami Madhavananda’s Mahasamadhi (final liberation) in recognition of the fact that Holy Guruji’s entire life was an epitome of love and of universal peace - the notion that instigated the establishment of the United Nations.