On International Yoga Day NBT launches ‘Grow With Yoga’ for Kids Authored by Acharya Balkrishna

Coinciding with the International Yoga Day, 21 June 2021, the National Book Trust, India announces the launch of an illustrated book for kids and young readers ‘Grow With Yoga’, authored by renowned Yoga scholar, Acharya Balakrishna. 

A fascinating and comprehensive book on Yoga for kids in simple language with colourful illustrations, it has many Do-It-Yourself exercises explained in a step-wise manner! National Book Trust, India is starting the pre-booking for this learn-with-fun book for kids on 21 June 2021. 

Expressing his happiness on the occasion of the public announcement and pre-booking of the book, the author, Acharya Balakrishna, in his message, said, “It is a matter of immense pleasure and privilege that National Book Trust, India is working towards associating the lovely children of our country with the ancient knowledge system of Yoga which stems from the great saintly traditions… Surely, this book will create interest among kids to embrace the knowledge of Yoga in their life in a smooth manner.” Making an appeal to the parents and schools to actively participate in the pre-booking campaign of the National Book Trust, India, he also hoped that the schools will be making an effort to ‘include the book in their courses of study’, so that kids could be yoked to the idea of adopting yoga as a lifestyle in a systematic manner.  

Prof. Govind Prasad Sharma, Chairman, National Book Trust, India, said, “National Book Trust, India has a variety of reading materials for young readers, and it is a matter of privilege that we are adding a book on Yoga for the kids authored by one of the most respected Yoga Guru Acharya Balakrishna. Yoga is not only about Asanas, but rather it is about whole value-system, and a book like this will go a long way in imparting yogic knowledge and values among the young readers right from the beginning. This book fills an important gap in our children’s publications.” 

Shri Yuvraj Malik, Director, National Book Trust, India expressed his gratitude to the author Acharya Balkrishna and the publisher Divya Prakashan for giving National Book Trust, India the rights to publish the book in a new format with new editorial and production values. He said, “We plan to publish the translated editions of the book in Hindi and other major Indian languages and will be working with the education departments of all states in order to provide accessibility to the book to the young readers across the country. The book is being launched on occasion of International Yoga Day to draw the attention of the readers who will be getting special discounts on pre-booking.”

About The Author

Acharya Balkrishna – Founder Secretary of Patanjali Trust, is a flag bearer of the ancient healing and lifestyle traditions of India and has made Ayurveda fashionable in the modern world. He is a great scholar of Ayurveda, Sanskrit language and the Vedas. He is presently working on the multi-volume ‘World Herbal Encyclopaedia’ that contains the description of 60,000 medicinal plant species with the world’s largest collection of medicinal plants’ paintings. He has published more than 130 research articles in various national and international journals. He has authored more than 120 books on Yoga and Ayurveda and edited more than 20 unpublished ancient Ayurveda manuscripts. He has received prestigious awards including ‘Ayurveda Expert’, ‘Manav Ratan’, ‘India of the Year’, and ‘Transformational Business Leader’.