‘Yoga keeps stress, diseases at bay’

Jaipur/Kota: A yoga camp is being organised in Kota city ahead of the 4th International Yoga Day.
Baba Ramdev is conducting a three-day yoga shivir at Kota. Public representatives, bureaucrats, students and a large number of people attended the camp and practised yoga asanas.

Kota will host the state-level yoga event this year. The city will attempt to create a world record with over 2 lakh people performing yoga at the RAC ground on June 21.

Last year, 55,000 people of Mysore had set a record by performing yoga at one place at the same time. Now, Kota is aiming to break the record.

The district administration is taking steps to ensure participation by 1.25 lakh to 2 lakh people at the RAC ground. The state government has already informed about the new record which Kota is attempting.

Kota collector Gaurav Goyal said, “We have been preparing for the big day (International Yoga Day) for past 30 days.”

Chief minister will also attend the event on June 21.

Ramdev encouraged the participants to perform yoga daily. “Perform yoga daily to remain physically and mentally fit and to keep diseases away,” he said on the first day of his shivir.

Students of coaching institutes in Kota also took part in the camp.“Yoga enhances the capacity to memorize, keeps one calm and away from stress and depression,” Baba Ramdev told students.

Kota city is popular in the country for producing engineers and doctors every year, Baba Ramdev said.

Students during studies tend to fall prey to stress and depression but yoga is the cure for them to boost their memory and concentration, the yog guru said.

“Currently known as , Kota would now also be known as yoga city with the mass yoga event being conducted on International Yoga Day,” said state agriculture minister Prabhu Lal Saini, who also participated in the yoga session.

In Jaipur, the district administration officials inspected the Sawai Man Singh Stadium where district-level yoga programme will be held. More than 25,000 yoga enthusiasts are expected to participate in the event at SMS stadium.

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