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Rajasthan records biggest gathering

PTI
Published : Jun 22, 2018, 2:18 am IST
Updated : Jun 22, 2018, 2:18 am IST

Chief minister Vasundhara Raje announced plans to set up a yoga centre with an “acharya” to coach people at each district headquarters.

Baba Ramdev Baba and Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje perform yoga during an event to set the Guinness World Record for “The Largest Yoga Lesson” in Kota on Thursday. (Photo: PTI )
 Baba Ramdev Baba and Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje perform yoga during an event to set the Guinness World Record for “The Largest Yoga Lesson” in Kota on Thursday. (Photo: PTI )

Kota/Jaipur: Rajasthan on Thursday created a world record bringing over a lakh of people together at a yoga session to mark the International Day of Yoga.

Two representatives from Guinness World Records, watched as Yoga guru Ramdev put the gathering — which included Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje — through a series of asanas.

The international private organisation then handed over a certificate to Ms Raje and Ramdev, saying it had been the largest gathering worldwide of people performing yoga.

“The largest yoga lesson was achieved by the government of Rajasthan, Patanjali Yogpeeth and district administration at Kota, Rajasthan, India on 21 June 2018,” it said.

Nearly two lakh people were at the RAC grounds for the state-level function, also attended by ministers, MLAs and bureaucrats.

Cameras set up at the site and on drones determined that 1.05 lakh people performed the asanas, beating the previous record of 55, 524 people in Mysore in 2017.

The yoga camp started at 5 am and the 15 exercises that were part of the protocol for setting a record were performed from 6.30 am to 7 am.

Chief minister Vasundhara Raje announced plans to set up a yoga centre with an “acharya” to coach people at each district headquarters.

She also asked Ramdev to set up an Acharayakulam in Kota, on the lines of the Vedic school set up by him near Hardwar.

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