India sets world records on Yoga Day
Posted on: 2015-06-22 Posted by: CLAT Gurukul Category: Archive Blog
India set two new Guinness World Records for Yoga with 35,985 participants performing asanas at one venue and as many as 84 nationalities joining in the official observation of International Yoga Day on Rajpath in New Delhi. The Rajpath event set two new Guinness World Records on the first International Day of Yoga. "Category One was for the largest number of participants in a Yoga Lesson at single venue. "The earlier record was set on November 19, 2005, when 29,973 students from 362 schools had performed a sequence of 'yogic kriyas' for surya namaskar simultaneously for 18 minutes led by Vivekananda Kendra at Jiwaji University, Gwalior," said Marco Frigatti, global head of record verification at Guinness World Records. (The second record) was for the most number of nationalities at a Yoga Lesson, a category introduced for the first time for an yoga event. The minimum criteria set for any yoga event to enter the record books was participation of at least 50 nationalities. The Prime Minister, along with officials of various ministries, schoolchildren, NCC cadets, Army personnel and officials performed yoga asanas at the mega event on Rajpath. Celebrations were held in the national capital after the United Nations had in December declared 21 June as International Yoga Day, with 177 countries voting in favour of the resolution. The proposal had been mooted by the Prime Minister during his first address to the UN General Assembly in September last year. Source: The Hindu
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