India sets world record on International Yoga Day!

India Sets World Record On International Yoga Day!
21 June 2017
Team DraftCraft, Ahmedabad

On June 21st 2017, International Yoga Day, as many as 54,522 ‘bar-coded’ Amdavadis performed yoga at GMDC Ground in Ahmedabad from 5 am to 7.30 am under the guidance of Yoga guru Baba Ramdev. They broke an earlier record held by 35,985 Delhiites who were led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as they performed yoga in 2015.

Joined in by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National President Amit Shah, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel and several other ministers in Rupani ministry, the event was monitored by a team from Guinness Book of Records, which later submitted a certificate of a new world record to the state chief minister in Gandhinagar.

The event, a part of the International Yoga Day celebrations that debut in 2015 after UN backed the India-sponsored initiative supported by over 170 member states, was a colossal hit. On Amit Shah, Baba Ramdev said that while the BJP chief had gained ‘political weight’, Shah had worked real hard to reduce his weight. “He has amla and aloe vera juice every morning and does not eat anything after 7 pm. He performs yoga every day,” Ramdev said.

The yoga expert had already announced he would attempt to break the world record for the maximum number of people gathered at a single site to do yoga. Ramdev had to better the 35,984 recorded in Delhi in 2015.

"Today is the most important day for me, as more than three lakh people performed yoga at one place to set a new world record. We have broken the previous world record, which was set in the presence of our PM, by a huge margin," Ramdev told reporters.