Surat sets Guinness World Record for largest gathering on Yoga Day
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A new Guinness World Record was created with the participation of 1.53 lakh people in the Yoga Day event in Surat, Gujarat.
An Overview of the News
Largest gathering for a yoga session at one place, with 1.53 lakh people participating.
The previous record was set in 2018 in Kota, Rajasthan with 1,00,984 participants.
Event Description and Recognition:
Gujarat Minister of State for Home Harsh Sanghavi announced the new record.
Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel attended the state level 'International Yoga Day' celebrations in Surat.
The representatives of Guinness World Records presented the certificate to Chief Minister Patel.
The participants were given wristbands with QR codes for accurate counting.
The QR code data confirmed the participation of 1.53 lakh people surpassing the previous record.
Scale and Organization:
2.20 lakh people registered through the online link.
The participants of the Yoga Day event in Surat were accommodated on two stretches of roads spread over 10.5 km.
A total of 135 blocks were built with LED screens and trainers, each accommodating around 1,000 people.
International Day of Yoga was celebrated across Gujarat at 72,000 places with 1.25 crore participants.
Significance and Schemes:
Chief Minister Patel highlighted the efforts of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in popularizing Yoga globally.
Yoga and Pranayama played an important role during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The state government is planning to open 21 "Yoga studios" to promote yoga.
The State Yoga Board has trained 5,000 instructors.
Broad Participation and Location Selection:
Other Ministers, MLAs, MPs and officials participated in the programs organized in various districts.
75 iconic places including Sabarmati Riverfront, Statue of Unity, White Rann of Kutch and Modhera Sun Temple were selected for Yoga Day celebrations.
Yoga Day programs were held in villages, towns, cities, colleges, schools, health centers, police headquarters, jails, police stations and public gardens all over Gujarat.
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