Jaipur, June 21. The 4th International Yoga Day was celebrated with verve and vigour all over Rajasthan. A world record was created at Kota where over one lakh people participated in a Yoga session led by Yogguru Baba Ramdev and chief minister Vasundhara Raje on thursday.
Yogguru Ramdev conducted the practice of various Yoga postures like Tadasana, Vrikshasana, Shasankasan Makrasana, Shavasan, Pawanmuktasana, Kapalbhati Pranayamas like Nadi Shodhan, Anulom-Vilom, Sheetali and Bhamri Pranayama among others.
The Yoga lesson at Kota became an instant world record as the function witnessed over one lakh people taking part in the Yoga exercises. Representatives from the Guinness Book also gave away the citation to the chief minister Vasundhara Raje, Yogguru Ramdev and Kota Collector Gaurav Goyal for the world record.
Mrs. Raje announced to open Yoga parks in the state to ensure wellbeing of the people of Rajasthan. She expressed thanks to Yogguru Ramdev and other Yoga organisations for motivating people to practice Yoga exercises at the function.
She said thanks to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Yoga is today popular all over the world. Today almost 177 countries including 43 Muslim nations have adopted Yoga as their way of life. In India, Yoga is part of the daily routine of crores of Indian people due to the relentless efforts of Yogguru Ramdev in the past three decades.
Yoga Day was also celebrated at many places at the state capital including the historic Amber Fort and Hawa Mahal. These yoga sessions were organised by Department of Archaeology and Museums, Government of Rajasthan.
The yoga session at Albert Hall began with ‘Shaanti Paath’ and relaxing yoga exercises. This was followed by practice of various yoga postures. Similarly, yoga session was also held at Hawa Mahal to impart the knowledge of various yoga exercises to the participants.