NEW YORK : Dr. H.R. Nagendra Yoga Therapist, Academic and Writer India has been honoured by World Book of Records (US) being a pioneer in Cyclic Meditation through yoga in betterment of society on the occasion of 4th International Day of Yoga at United Nations Headquarters in New York 20th June 2018 by Shri Pramit Maakoday. Significantly, Dr. H.R. Nagendra holds PhD in Mechanical Engineering from IISc, Bangalore and is the president of VYASA. After receiving his doctorate in 1968, he served as faculty of IISc in Department of Mechanical Engineering. He then served as Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the University of British Columbia, Canada in 1969. From 1986 to 2000, he was the Secretary of Vivekananda Kendra Yoga Research Foundation, Bangalore and the Director of Indian Yoga Institute, Prashanti Kutiram. From 2000 to the present, he has been serving as President, Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana, Bangalore and from 2002 to 2013, he served as the Vice Chancellor of Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana, Yoga University in Bangalore. He is now the Chancellor of S-VYASA Deemed University. He has been congratulated by Shri Virendra Sharma (Member of British Parliament), Dr. Diwakar Sukul (Chairman, World Book of Records) and Shri Santosh Shukla, Supreme Court, Advocate (President, World Book of Records).