Mysuru: The yoga capital of the World, Mysuru which entered the Guinness book of world records for the largest yoga session at a single venue during the third International Yoga Day programme last year, is all set to host much bigger mass yoga session on the next Yoga Day on June 21.
More than 2000 people from all age groups got up early on Sunday morning, assembled at Mysuru Palace premises in the cold weather for the rehearsal for the mass yoga event. Last year, Mysuru had record a participation of 55,506 people in the mass yoga event at Mysuru race course premises. This year, the district administration is targeting a participation of over 70,000 people at the mass yoga session.
“There will be participants from different yoga networking organisations from Mysuru, JSS Institutions, besides the general public, NSS, NCC, Scouts and Guides cadets, students from schools, BCM and tribal hostels, PU and degree colleges, participants from NGOs, CBSE, ISCE and private schools,” Mr Sri Hari, co-ordinator for the Yoga Committee said.
When contacted, Mysuru DC Mr Abhiram G Shankar, said, “this year we are not engaging any consultant to achieve the Guinness record since our record is yet to be broken. But we are trying to ensure more participants.”
After Mysuru entered the Guinness book of world records last year, there has been a rise in the number of foreigners coming to learn yoga at the Yoga institute in Mysuru which has boosted tourist inflow according to sources....