Dr. D.R. Kaarthikeyan beginning his lecture by saying that Mysuru was his favourite city said that though Melbourne in Australia where his daughter lives has been consistently voted for seven years as the best city to live, he still felt that his heart was in Mysuru as he had started his training in the Academy here in 1964.
He called everyone to begin a campaign to see that Prime Minister Narendra Modi selects Mysuru to hold the International Yoga Day this year. “Mysuru has always been known for yoga. The Maharajas of yore always supported it and one of the renowned yoga Gurus Krishnamachari who was teaching the Maharajas in the Palace was also Guru to the best known yoga exponents in the world Pattabhi Jois and B.K.S. Iyengar, both from Mysuru. Hence, Mysuru is the ideal place to hold the International Yoga Day this time,” he said.