Two Guinness records set on first yoga day

New Delhi (IANS) The first International Yoga Day at Rajpath saw two Guinness World Records being set – for the largest number of participants in a yoga lesson at a single venue and for the most number of nationalities in a yoga lesson.

An official statement said that in the first category, for the largest number of participants in a yoga lesson at a single venue, the earlier record was 29,973.

The congregation at Rajpath on Sunday was 35,985, breaking the previous record.

The second category was the most number of nationalities in a yoga lesson.

To achieve this, participants from at least 50 countries were required to perform.

“Today, participants from 84 countries performed yoga at Rajpath,” the statement said.

The awards were received by Ayush Minister Shripad Yesso Naik from representatives of Guinness World Records — Victoria from Britain and Marco Frigatti from Italy.

 

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