World oldest Yoga teacher Ms Tao Porchon-Lynch


Millions across the globe have been inspired by historical icon Tao Porchon-Lynch–World War II French Resistance fighter, model, actress, film producer, wine connoisseur, ballroom dancer, and yoga master. Named “Oldest Yoga Teacher” by Guinness World Records in 2012, Tao exemplifies her mantra: There Is Nothing You Cannot Do.

On August 13, 2018, Tao turned 100 years old and birthday messages came in from around the world.

Tao Porchon-Lynch has received the prestigious Padma Shri Award for her distinguished service from Government of India!!

Yoga– In addition to growing up around spiritual giants such as Sri Aurobindo and Mahatma Gandhi, Tao’s teachers are the Who’s Who of the Yoga World from Swami Prahhavananda and The Maharishi to Indra Devi, B.K.S. Iyengar and K. Pattabhi Jois.

Activism – In addition to marching with Gandhi (twice), Tao worked in the French Resistance under General Charles de Gaulle helping Jews escape the Nazis, and later trained over 2,000 American WACs (Women’s Auxiliary Corps) to entertain U.S. troops.

Fashion – Tao modeled for famous design houses including Jean Dessès, Coco Chanel, Jeanne Lanvin, Marcel Rochas, Jean Patou and Elsa Schiaparelli. She was voted “Longest Legs in Europe.”

Theatre/Film– Tao performed in theatre and was under contract with MGM – in films with icons such as Elizabeth Taylor and Bob Hope. She also wrote and produced, and was early in international film distribution.

Wine *– Tao is a wine connoisseur. She published Beverage Communicator – *one of the first three wine appreciation newspapers in the U.S. – and was a co-founder of the American Wine Society.

Dance– At age 87, Tao became a ballroom dancer and has won over 700 First Place Awards with dance partners 70 years her junior.

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Story of Padma Shri awardee “Rajkumari Devi”

 

Inspiring story of Ms Rajkumari Devi from Muzzafarpur

Rajkumari Devi of Muzaffarpur, Bihar has been selected this year for Padma Shri Award. The journey of Rajkumari Devi from “Cycle Chachi“, “Kisan Chachi“, “Kishan Shree” and to “Padma Shri” was not easy. When Rajkumari Devi of Anandpur village of Saraiya block from Muzaffarpur first stepped out of her house, she had to face the taunts and disrespect of the society. But the “Kishan

Chachi” who woke up the revolution among the farmers today is the source of Motivation for thousands of women.

But this journey was not so easy. Born in a simple family, Rajkumari Devi married in the farming family. In the condition of financial crisis, they were not ready to do anything themselves. First, she took knowledge of advanced agriculture from Rajendra agricultural university and started papaya(papita) and hail (ool) cultivation on her land. She started making and selling the flour of what she Produced.
Her steps didn’t stop. She started making small farm products with agriculture and started selling products through Bicycle in nearby areas and in Fests(Mela). When the women of the village came to know of it, they too started coming to learn.
In 2003 Rajkumari Devi was rewarded by Chief Minister Lalu Prasad during the Agricultural Mela in Saraiya. During the Nitish government in 2007, She got the honour of Kisan Shree. Amitabh Bachchan has also appreciated. She has been praised by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and Bihar CM Shri Nitish Kumar too.