All eyes on Kota for yoga world record

JAIPUR: Kota is known as coaching hub for competitive exams but it will hog the limelight for its efforts to set a world record for largest number of people performing yoga at one place at the same on International (June 21).
On the occasion, chief minister and yoga guru Baba Ramdev will lead people in performing yoga at RAC ground.

Raje, along with her ministers and party MLAs of nearby constituencies, are camping in the city and keeping a close eye on preparations. Baba Ramdev has already arrived in the city. For past two days, he has been training people on yoga at RAC Ground.

“A team of has reached Kota. We are eyeing to set a new record of most people performing yoga at one place at same time. It will be a special moment for us when people of Kota will emerge in large numbers to perform yoga. We are expecting that at least 2lakh people will take part in yoga shivir to be held Thursday. It will be a new record,” said Kalicharan Saraf, health minister, , who was in Kota reviewing the preparations.

He said that ministers, MLAs and MPs have also arrived in Kota to take part in the event.

Besides, people were seen buying yoga mats and also new track suits and comfortable dresses for performing yoga. People of Kota have been sweating it out at yoga camps organised by the district administration with support of social organisations, government departments and agencies. At more than 500 places, such camps were organised in past 30 days in Kota to generate enthusiasm among people about yoga.

Entry will be done through barcode system for counting exact number of people attending the event. People entering at the venue, will be given entry pass with barcode. Barcode readers will count the exact number of people entered the venue.

The venue of giant yoga shivir will be RAC ground, where 30 lakh square feet area has been prepared for performing yoga.

On the third International Yoga Day, 55,000 people of Mysore had set a record performing yoga at one place at the same time.

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