Honorary Professor at Opole University of Technology, Poland, conferred on 23 April 2018,
International Yoga Grand Master, conferred by Confederation of Yoga Associations of Portugal, Lisbon, on 26 April 2018 during 3rd European Yoga Congress, held in Paris in UNESCO premises.
India’s International Yoga Goodwill Ambassador for 2016, nominated by Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) under Ministry of External Affairs, GOI,
Citationfor Distinguished Services in the field of Yoga and community works, and cash award by State Chief Minister of Uttarakhand on the occasion of the State’s Foundation Day on 9 Nov 2016.
Citation and Cash award on 21 June 2016 during International Yoga Day celebrations given by State Chief Minister to established Yoga Gurus of the state.
Founding member of European Yoga Confederation (EYC), formed in April 2014 at Yog Vidya, Badmanberg, Germany and legally registered in Lisbon, Portugal. He is currently the Vice President of EYC General Assembly.
Founder and Secretary of the Devamber Charitable Trust, duly registered in January 2016 in Kashipur, UK, India, having 12 A(A) and 80 G status under Income Tax Act, run by his joint family.
Founder and Head of the Devamber ArogyaDham Ashram, Vill Mawra, Ranikhet, Dist Almora, UK, established in June 2012.
Patron and Manager of Devamber Gurukul, a Charitable day-boarding Junior High School for children from poor sections of society whose parents are illiterate labourers, since July 2011.
Patron, Chairman and Yoga Guru of Sulislaw Institute of Yoga and Ayurveda, Opole district, Poland, a world class 5-star Holistic Health Center running in Ambassador Bhandari’s name since June 2012,
Dedicated to Scientific Presentation of India’s Vedic Wisdom to promote holistic health and wellness solutions in complete harmony with Nature.
Medical Institutions and Practitioners, Corporate executives, Universities listen to his presentations in awe and benefit immensely.
He travels extensively in India and abroad giving lectures and conducting workshops on Yoga practices for holistic health and wellness management and spends his leisure time in his native village in Ranikhet, Uttarakhand in the Himalayas, where he runs his own Yoga Retreats and also works with Youth and Women in building a unique model for village economy in the hills based on Health and Wellness tourism as its main stay. His second base is in Kashipur, U.S. Nagar district of UK where his Trust runs the Devamber Junior High School.
Chandra Mohan Bhandari, a career diplomat and formerly Ambassador of India to Cambodia, United Arab Emirates, Poland and Lithuania, was born in Dehra Dun, Uttarakhand, India, in a family wedded to Vedic Traditions.
He did his Master’s in Physics from IIT, Kanpur in 1970 and joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1974. He also has a forestry degree from Forest Research Institute, Dehra Dun and a Master’s degree in Strategic Studies from National Defense College, New Delhi affiliated to Allahabad Univsersity.
He has several books to his credit, including the celebrated 3-Volume series on Yoga titled ‘Yog Shakti’ that is no less than an Encyclopedia on the Yoga Science. The other notable works are ‘Saving Angkor’ on Cambodia’s ancient Hindu temples (1996, now out of print) and ‘A Journey to Heaven: Kailas Mansarovar’ (1998, second edition now available, coffee table).