Venue for mass yoga performance shifted to Mysuru Race Course

Jun 15, 2017

MYSURU: Mysuru district administration as part of International Yoga Day which aims to create a Guinness record by performing a mass yoga performance at Mysuru Palace premises, Harding Circle, D Devaraj Urs Road, Maharaja’s College Oval Grounds and surrounding areas, now based on an advice from Guinness World Record representatives, has shifted the venue to Mysuru Race Course.
Both the full fledge rehearsals which is scheduled on June 18 and June 21, will now be held at Mysuru Race Course from 6am to 8am.

Speaking to TOI, D Randeep, deputy commissioner, said, “We had registered Mysuru Palace and surrounding areas as a single venue for the yoga record. The representatives of Guinness Book of World Record rejected Mysuru Palace and surrounding areas as single venue and mentioned that it can be considered only as multiple locations. Hence, with no other options available as we are aiming for single venue record where 60,000 yoga enthusiasts are expected to take part, we have decided to shift the venue to Mysuru Race Course, which has got a capacity to accommodate more than 70,000 people.”
Mysuru district administration will also attempt a chain-link yoga record where more than 5,000 people will perform three different asanas which has been created in 2014 at Perumbudur in Tamil Nadu by Vidyashala School by 3,000 students. The chain link yoga will be performed at Mysuru Palace premises on June 19 between 8.30am to 10am. The rehearsals will be held at the same venue on June 17 from 8.30am to 10am.

Yoga enthusiasts, who want to be a part of International Yoga Day celebrations on June 21, should get free tickets at Race Course premises and enter barcode before entering the premises. Already more than 18,000 people have confirmed their participation by registering online, he added.