Rajasthan today witnessed a world record by conducing the largest yoga session to mark the 4th International Yoga Day at Kota where over one lakh people together performed the yogic exercises. Yoga guru Ramdev conducted the yoga session that was attended by Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, ministers, officers and local people at RAC ground in the presence of two officials from the Guinness World Records.
After the Yoga session, the Executive officers in India on behalf of the officials Guinness Book of World Record - Swapneel and Ribika from London presented the certificate mentioning the largest yoga lesson was achieved by Government of Rajasthan, Patanjali Yogpeeth and District Administration at Kota (all India), at Kota, Rajasthan, India on 21 June 2018.
The record was created at 1.05 lakh while the counting of participants was still on as it was estimated that nearly 2 lakh people were present for the mass yoga camp. The numbers were counted through set standard and drone cameras. The previous record was that of 55, 524 people performing yoga in Mysore in 2017.
The yoga camp started at 5 am and 15 yoga exercises of protocol for world record were performed from 6.30 am to 7 am.
On the occasion, the chief minister also announced setting up of a yoga centre at district headquarters. She also called upon the people to include yoga in their daily lifestyle and routine to stay healthy and happy. “Sound health keeps one happy. Yoga would usher the country to be the vishva guru once again,” the chief minister said. She also asked Ramdev to set up an Accharayakulam in Kota.
A total of 4, 500 inspectors were deputed to keep a close eye over the Yoga performance.
Yoga roots out all bad habits and tendencies from the body and soul, Baba Ramdev said on this occasion while stressing on need to embrace in life three yog mantras - determination, hard work and good nature.
State Health Minister Kalicharan Saraf, Agriculture Minister Phrabhulal Saini, MP Om Birla and Dushyant Singh along with the other MLAs, chief secretary DB Gupta and DGP OP Galhotra were also present on the occasion.