Mysuru: As part of International Yoga Day celebration on June 21, Yoga rehearsals were held at Mysuru Palace premises here on June 10. More than 2000 Yoga enthusiasts including students took part in the rehearsal. Participants are upbeat that if last year’s nearly 56,000 participants get one or two persons with them, Mysuru will easily break its own record by gathering more than one lakh people on a single venue.
Prior to the main event which is scheduled on June 21, the district administration which is aiming to create a world record by getting together more than 80,000 people on a single venue, is conducting three rehearsals. One of the rehearsals was held on Sunday and a full-fledged rehearsal will be held on June 16 or 17 between 6 AM and 8 AM where more than 25,000 people are expected to take part in the event.
On Sunday, in the second rehearsal, people from all age groups and communities took part with a lot of enthusiasm by performing various asanas between 7 AM to 7.30 AM. About 20 different asanas including Rukshaasana, Vajraasana, Shashankaasana, Sethubandaasana and Sheetali Pranayama.
Janardhan, Deputy Director, Department of Tourism, said, “For the second rehearsal, more than 2000 people turned up to perform various asanas. For the full-fledged rehearsals on June 16 or 17, we are expecting nearly 20,000. To make this event a grand success, there should be a collective effort and support from all people including elected representatives, officials and various NGOs." The district administration is aiming to beat its own record by gathering more than 80,000 people on a single venue. Last year, there were two rehearsals but this year to gather more people and create more awareness prior to the big event. The final rehearsal will be held in Race Course on June 16 or 17.
Srihari Dwarkanath of GSS Yogic Science Foundation said, “We are confident of attracting nearly 1 lakh participants and breaking our own record which was set last year in the same venue.” Ravindra Swamy, Vice President of Private School Association, said, “Last year, nearly 8000 students participated in the International Yoga Day celebration. This year, we are confident of getting nearly 16,000 children and support district administration in their endeavour.
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