Yoga Festival: 2,000 Pregnant women set Yoga record in GujaratHot Buzz

June 21, 2016 16:29
Yoga Festival: 2,000 Pregnant women set Yoga record in Gujarat

The Yoga festival is being celebrated across the country. Nearly Around 2,000 pregnant women set a record by performing yoga in Rajkot, Gujarat.

The state level celebration held at GMDC ground in Ahmedabad. Chief Minister Anandiben Patel accompanied with Governor OP Kohli and many other religious and spiritual leaders were present during the event.

Ms Patel said that, "Nearly 1.25 crore people today participated in this second edition of International Day of Yoga, celebrated at 40,000 different places across Gujarat. In Rajkot, 2,000 pregnant women set a world record by performing yoga while 8,000 children on this ground set a world record by making a human chain."

The Chief Minister practised 'asanas' along with more than 30,000 participants for almost 40 minutes. The participants includes IPS and IAS officers, lawmakers, corporators and BJP leaders.

PM Modi also expressed happiness at the rising awareness about yoga and its benefits. "I am glad that people are now seeing yoga as not just a tool to get better health, but as an important part of daily life to achieve complete wellness. I am confident that the whole world will join this yoga movement and move in the direction of achieving wellness," Modi said.

Also Read: Countdown begins for Second International Yoga Day!


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