City preps to create record on International Day of Yoga

Apr 20, 2018

Mysuru is the hub of yoga in the country, with people coming in from across the globe to learn the art. It is, therefore, no wonder that yoga enthusiasts from the city want to put it on the global map with a particular feat. Organisers of International Day of Yoga celebrations in Mysuru have already begun their quest to get together one lakh people to perform asanas on June 21 and get the city a place in the Guinness World Records.
Online registrations began a week ago and the organizers are confident of reaching the one lakh mark. And that’s not all, if all goes well, Mysuru may host the country’s main event on June 21, as the city has been shortlisted by the central government along with three others, Jaipur, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad. The central team had visited the venue, Race Course, and assessed the aspects needed to select Mysuru as the host of the main event. Last year, the venue was Lucknow.

Convenor of the International Day of Yoga celebration committee, D Srihari says, “We are planning to get nearly one lakh people in an attempt to create Guinness World Record. Members of five yoga organisations are working overtime by training students of schools and college, members of private institutions and NGOs to get them onboard for the event. We are planning to have 65 yoga centres in 65 wards. People who have been doing Yoga for many years and want to turn trainers can apply online, after which they will be trained before being sent to different centres. Once the election gets over, there will be more concrete plans in place for the big day.”

Regarding the chances of Mysuru hosting main event, he adds, “The prime minister’s office has responded positively after the central team’s visit. We are confident of Mysuru hosting the main event in June and if we do, Prime Minister Narendra Modimight perform yoga with us.”