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Nearly 2 Lakh do Yoga With Ramdev in Rajasthan, Make it to Guinness Records

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

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Updated:June 21, 2018, 6:40 PM IST
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Nearly 2 Lakh do Yoga With Ramdev in Rajasthan, Make it to Guinness Records
Yoga Guru Ramdev and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje perform Yoga asanas during an event for International Yoga Day in Kota. (Image: Vasundhara Raje's Twitter Handle)
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 Raje and Ramdev, saying it had been the largest gathering worldwide of people performing yoga.

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

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

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 Haridwar.

She said the country could emerge as the `vishwa guru' or world leader with the help of yoga.

Yoga roots out all bad habits and tendencies from the body and soul, Ramdev said.  State Health Minister Kalicharan Saraf, Agriculture Minister Phrabhulal Saini, legislators and top bureaucrats attended the event.

The record-breaking crowd included a large number of students preparing for competitive exams in Kota, often described as a coaching hub. People were brought in buses from four districts of the Kota division.

I am proud to be the part of an event that has set a world record and highly elated to have performed yoga on International Yoga Day, said Aakriti Shrivastav, an IIT-JEE aspirant from Uttar Pradesh.She said she has made up her mind to spare 10 to 20 minutes for yoga every day. Twinkle Rana, a NEET aspirant from Jharkhand, said she felt physically and mentally good after the session.

Raje praised students, who were in Kota to take examination coaching, for being a part of the yoga event. 'It is the moment of pride that the world record in Yoga is being set at a place where the entire nation dwells, as large number of coaching students from across the country are present here," she said.

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| Edited by: Padmaja Venkataraman
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