Acharya Balkrishna ji
Chairman Patanjali Ayurved, Haridwar
Acharya Balkrishna born on 25 July, 1972 to Smt. Sumitra Devi and Shri Jay Vallabh. He completes earlier education under the guidance of Late Acharya Shri Baldevji at the Gurukul at Kalwa.
A Great saint of the spiritual tradition of Yoga & Ayurveda in India. He is a flagbearer of the ancient healing & lifestyle traditions of India and has made Ayurveda fashionable in the modern world. He is source of inspiration for Traditional Medicinal Practitioners and working for the spectrum of indigenous medicine identification, authentication and establishment at national & international level.
Founder Secretary of Patanjali Trust, Patanjali Research that are leading organizations in India for revival of indigenous knowledge for complete wellbeing of human. His maverick entrepreneurship as Chairman & MD Patanjali Ayurved played a major role to build a global business around Ayurved with mass following.
He is a great visionary, highly ascetic, energetic, diligent, simple, easy-going and a versatile personality with multi- dimensional skills who is constantly engaged in the service of mankind. He is a great scholar of Ayurveda, Sanskrit language and the Vedas. He Studied Sāṅkhya Yoga, Ayurveda, Sanskrit language, Pāṇini’s Aṣṭādhyāyī, Vedas, Upaniṣads and Indian Philosophy.
With the early age passion for plants, he is the most renowned & respected herbal expert. He Explored ‘Sanjeevani’, ‘Somalata’, ‘Swarnakshiri’, ‘Swarnadraka’, space four rare and extinct ‘Aṣṭavarga Plants’ and has many initiatives for Biodiversity conservation, presently working for establishment of herbal garden & herbarium, working on ‘World Botanical Dictionary’, ‘Wealth of Food Crops’, identification of rare herbs & vegetation survey of India.
To reveal new ways to solve key health problems, fill gaps in knowledge & strengthening of health system he is guiding research works to create and improve preventive, diagnostic, and therapeutic interventions of diseases through Indigenous Medicine System i.e. Yoga & Ayurveda and digital health.
To strengthening the traditional medicine system of the world he is presently working on the multivolume ‘World Herbal Encyclopedia’ that contains description of 60,000 medicinal plant species with world largest collection of medical plants paintings.
He has published more than 100 Research Articles in various National and International Journals and got 41 Patents rights. Authored more than 100 books on Yoga and Ayurveda and edited more than 18 unpublished ancient Ayurveda Manuscripts. One of the scripture ‘Aushadh Darshan’ has been sold more than 10 million copies and in addition, ‘The Science of Ayurveda’ has been published in 71 languages across globe.
With the vison of universal health for over last two decades, he effectively cured more than 1.5 million patients with a number of stubborn, chronic and non-communicable diseases. Presently more than 1500 traditional doctors are providing free primary healthcare service to more than 7 million of patients per year and 1 million volunteer are providing free Yoga to 50 Million people daily.
A multi-faceted genius and personality with knowledge and experience in the administrative and managerial fields. His expertise & knowledge is admired by one and all in India and abroad. Famous magazines like ‘India Today’ (Nov 2009) and ‘Outlook’ (Jan 2010) acknowledges him among the ‘Ten Versatile and Dynamic Young Men of India’. He is Honored with D Litt. (Yoga) (Honoris Causa) by S-VYASA and the faculty of Management by APS University, Rewa. For the first time UNSDG felicitated renowned people from across the world in health sector, He is Honored with “UNSDG 10 Most Influential People in Healthcare Award” at the UN headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. He is the ‘Most Followed Entrepreneur’ in the India Social Media with more than 7 Million Followers at various social media platforms.
With a envisions for universalization of education he established free quality education institutes, Ayurvedic College & University so that all children can pursue to reach their full potential and contribute to their communities & the world. These institutes programme has reached more than 1 million community members.
He is helping to drive agricultural transformation through organic practices and that ensure this organic agriculture transformation is inclusive i.e. increase agricultural productivity; increase farmer income; and increase equitable consumption of a safe, affordable, nutritious diet year-round.
He played a significant humanitarian role in the Post-Disaster Needs Assessment, helping the People and Government about immediate needs; and co-led the early recovery requirements in Tsunami 2004, Bihar Flood 2008, Uttrakhand Disaster 2013 and Nepal Earthquake 2015.
He decorated with prestigious ‘Ayurveda Expert’, ‘Manav Ratan’, ‘Bharat Gaurav’, ‘Indian of the Year’ ‘Bheeshma Pusakar’, Lokmanya Tilak’ and ‘Transformational Business Leader’ awards for his exceptional level of knowledge, passion to work and service to mankind.
Positions and Designations
At present, Acharya Balkrishna holds the following positions:
Vice Chancellor, Patanjali University,
Through the University of Patanjali his idea is to create a new era by revolutionizing education and health-care. His idea was to produce such graduates who are self-dependent, capable to generate employment opportunities and can make significant contribution to make India healthy, wealthy and cultured by removing illness, unemployment, poverty, hunger and greed. He aims to make the university a leading institution of the world in the field of Yoga, Health, Culture, Tourism, Science & Technology and Panchkarma. The University presently offers Diploma and Degree courses in Ayurveda, Panchkarma, Yoga, Psychology and Computer Science. University is also offering Ph.D. in Yoga, Vedic Sciences, Traditional medicine systems, Philosophy, Psychology, Spirituality, Culture & traditions, World heritage, etc.
Founder & General Secretary, Divya Yog Mandir (Trust)
The Trust was founded on 5th January, 1995 with the mission to serve mankind by achieving complete eradication of all the sorrows, physical illness and to generate mental peace, attainment of bliss received from our ancestral sages in the form of Ayurveda, Ashtang Yog, Raj Yog, Dhyan Yog, Hath Yog, Aasan and Pranayam etc. To achieve this aim various units Divya Pharmacy, Divya Prakashan, Divya Yoga Sadhana, Divya Gaushala & Divya Nursery and Ayurvedic College are providing services in his benevolent guidance.
Founder & General Secretary, Patanjali Yogpeeth Trust
The trust was founded with the purpose of establishing Yoga and Ayurveda on the world map. To achieve this aim Ophthalmology department, ENT department, Dental department, Surgery department, Physiotherapy & Acupressure section, Yoga Research and accommodation facilities equipped with latest machines and equipments are providing services. The trust also has huge library containing literature & Manuscripts on Yoga, Ayurveda and Botany attached with internet surfing centre. Various activities under the trust are: Yog Gram and Acharyakulam.
General Secretary, Patanjali Research Foundation
Patanjali Research Foundation was established for Research & Development particularly in the field of Yoga and Ayurveda. The aim to establish Research Foundation was to establish scientific and evidence base studies on Yoga and Ayurveda to re-establish the same in modern scientific world. Evaluation of the effect of Yoga and meditation on the physiological functioning of the body is being studied using latest scientific techniques. The institute aims to promote traditional systems of health in management of disease under his guidance.
General Secretary, Patanjali Gramodhyog Trust
This trust was established under his guidance with the sole aim to eradicate poverty in the villages, promoting women employment in the villages and to improve the standard of living through locally available economic resources such cattle generated resources and herbal farming and organic cultivation practices. The basic aim and objective is to establish gramodhyog was to promote using the rural resources and manpower available in the villages and to channelize the traditional knowledge, art and skills in villages to convert the same in an major part of the economy.
Founder & Chairman, Patanjali Ayurved Ltd., Haridwar
The concept for forming this Company was to link the rising destiny of millions of farmers & rural masses on the onehand and many more suffering and leading unhealthy urban life style on the other. The main aim was to give maximum benefit to the farmers of the country and to provide Swadeshi product at each and every corner of the country. We the same aim Industrial units equipped with ultra-modern machinery to make the ancient, traditional and classical knowledge of Ayurveda reach the common man in its pure form. The manufacturing units follow the latest standards of quality like GMP, GLP, GPP, ISO and OHSAS. Here, new researches merge with old traditions. The discoveries made by the ancient sages are being used to produced modern products with new researches; keeping natural taste intact and providing maximum benefits.
Chairman & Managing Director, Patanjali Bio Research Institute, Haridwar
The Institute was established with an aim to promote organic farming in India by proactively engaged in acquiring and adopting reliable, efficient and cost effective technologies that lead to a balanced economic growth for the farmers as well as the region. The institute is involved in developing techniques for organic farming through biotechnological applications under his guidance. Implanting Biogas plant at a lesser cost for the benefit of farmers, developing Eco–friendly and farmer friendly Bio-fertilizers.
Chief Editor, Yog Sandesh
With the aim to disseminate the knowledge of Yoga and Ayurveda a monthly magazine was started. It contains articles on Yoga, Ayurveda, Culture, Refinement and Spirituality. Currently it is published in 14 languages – Hindi, English, Gujarati, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi, Oriya, Assamese, Tamil, Telugu, Malyalama, Kannada, Nepali and Urdu across the country and distributed in 25 other countries and crossed the monthly readership mark of 3 lakh.
Managing Director, Vedic Broadcasting Ltd.
Vedic Broadcasting limited is also part of his vision. The Channel is pioneer & leading Socio-Cultural network in India. Astha & Astha Bhajan Channel is propagating Indian Culture and Heritage, Health, Ayurveda, Education, Yoga, Values & Morals, Devotional Bhajan, Spiritual meetings, talks, etc. The channels are available globally covering the continents of Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe and North America (USA & Canada), thus, enabling global organizations an opportunity to reach followers and other viewers worldwide.
Managing Director, Patanjali Food and Herbal Park
It is India’s first and foremost food park is the result of his vision. It has world class machineries for production of food products that further aimed at establishing direct linkages from the farm to processing and on to the consumer markets, through an efficient network. It produces more than 800 different food and herbal products of Fruit Juices, and other herbal drinks, sherbets, etc. along with other herbal products such as Ayurvedic medicines, edibles, etc.