Mysuru keeps its fingers crossed for hosting International Yoga Day
Yoga enthusiasts in the city are hoping that the city, considered the country’s yoga capital, gets the honour of hosting the prestigious event.
Following the success of last year’s celebrations in the city, the Karnataka government has already decided to celebrate the state-level celebrations in Mysuru in a grandiose manner. Now, after making it first to a shortlist of four cities to host the International Yoga Day celebrations, the city is now in a battle with Jaipur. Interestingly, more than 2,000 people have already signed up to participate in the celebrations in Mysuru this year.
A whopping 55,506 people gathered at a single venue at the Mysuru Race Course, which is spread across 139 acres on June 21, 2017 to send statisticians into a tizzy, as records tumbled and the city entered history books for the largest assemblage of yoga practitioners at one spot. As many as 8,381 students formed a chain link – students from classes VI to those from II PUC – had turned up for the longest chain link yoga event that was organised by the district administration at the Mysuru Palace premises on June 19 last year.
After the World Record certificate that hung proudly at the Deputy Commissioner’s office briefly disappeared from its place, many yoga enthusiasts had raised objections. However, it has come to light that the certificate had been removed for leaning work, and has now been replaced.