Himalay Unnati Mission Secretariat
Dr. Anuradha Choudhry
Anuradha, is presently a Faculty of the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Kharagpur and a Member of the Rekhi Centre of Excellence for the Science of Happiness. She teaches Sanskrit and Heritage, Indian Psychology, French and History of Science and Technology in Ancient India. After graduating from the Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education, she went on to get her PhD in Sanskrit on Vedic Psychology from Pondicherry University and was awarded the Erasmus Mundus Scholarship of the EU for an M.Litt in Crossways in European Humanities. She also received a UN related Scholarship for a course on Human Rights at the Summer University of Human Rights, Geneva. She worked on the Indian Concepts of Happiness as a Fellow at the Development Foundation, Bangalore, and established the Centre for Indian Psychology, Jain University, Bangalore, which sought to establish an alternative paradigm for psychology based on the Indic worldview. She is also an online instructor for YogaAnytime.com and NPTEL as a resource person for teaching Spoken Sanskrit, Yoga Psychology and about the transformative power of mantras. Besides this she has done sessions for Auroville International, Netherlands, the School of Practical Philosophy and Economic Sciences in UK, Ireland and Australia, Ojai Yoga Crib, USA, Theosophical Society Ojai-Bvalley, the European Union of Yoga, Zinal, where along with Dr. Vinayachandra, she was invited as the Guest of Honour. Together they teach at several other Academic Institutions and other organisations across the globe. Furthermore , they have founded the Ritambhara Yogashala, co-edited a book titled ‘Perspectives on Indian Psychology’ and co-authored another titled ‘Happiness – Indian Perspectives’. In 2019, she received the Excellent Young Teacher’s Award at IIT Kharagpur.
Recently, she organised the first ever 41 days long Global Festival of Yoga: Celebrating Wellness with Indica Yoga starting on 21st June 2020, which will host around 124 Yoga teachers, practitioners, researchers etc worldwide reaching out to over 50 countries.