August 23, 2016
A retired government employee has appealed to the district administration to rescue his daughter, a techie, from the Isha Foundation.
Sharing details with media persons here, Dhandapani and his wife Vasantha, said their daughter, Aparna, had expressed her desire to move to the Isha Yoga Centre after getting married to someone in the ashram.
“We have been requesting her to stay with us but in vain. She has told us that she would leave us next month and marry someone according to the wishes of the foundation and its founder,” Dhandapani said.
Aparna, it is learnt, came to know about the organization when she was working in an MNC in Bengaluru. “Her activities changed after she started going for yoga classes. Now she has even stopped addressing us amma, appa,” Vasantha added.
They appealed to the administration to intervene and rescue their daughter as the police and foundation have failed to take necessary steps in spite of their repeated requests.
However, an official source from the Isha Foundation has denied allegations claiming that nobody is forced to stay at Isha .
“We cannot chase away people who come here. If their parents do not like it, let them talk to their daughters and ensure they do not come. Let them not defame the name of the institution,” the source added.