On a day when 193 nations took part in the International Yoga Day celebrations, the Ministry of AYUSH was awarded with two Guinness World Records in two different categories for the grand success of the Yoga Day celebrations.
Category 1 was for the largest number of participants in a yoga lesson at single venue. The earlier record was of 29,973. To beat that record a target of 30,000 was required. The Ministry broke that record as 35,985 participants performed Yoga at Rajpath today.
Category 2 was most number of nations in a yoga lesson. To achieve this at least participants from 50 countries were required to perform. But today participants from 84 countries performed Yoga at Rajpath.
Shripad Yesso Naik, Minister of State, Independent Charge, Ministry of AYUSH and Secretary AYUSH received the awards which were presented by the representatives of Guinness World Records Victoria from UK and Marco Frigatti from Italy.
Speaking on the occasion the minister expressed his gratitude towards the officials of the ministry for making the programme of Rajpath a great success and efforts made towards achieving two world records.