Faridabad: More than a lakh people wereclaimed to have attended Ramdev’s International Yoga Day function here today where BJP chief Amit Shah was also present. The function was part of an ongoing 5-day camp to observe the International Yoga Day. Apart from Shah, BJP general secretary Anil Jain and Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Krishan Pal Gurjar attended the event at Faridabad’s HUDA grounds.
Organisers of the camp claimed with over one lakh people performing Yoga simultaneously, a new Guinness record had been created. However, there was no official confirmation. Rohtash, a performer at the camp, did 51 push-ups in a minute while carrying a weight of 80 pounds on his back. He was later felicitated by Shah and Ramdev. Baba Ramdev performed Shirshasana along with 400 kids. A group of 8 persons performed Surya Namaskar a total of 1,500 times.
“I am pleased to see such a huge participation from the public on the 2nd International Yoga Day. A revolution which was started years ago for Yoga, has been successful now. Yoga is our ancient legacy but it became extinct when India was enslaved. However, today, this legacy has been shown to the world by Baba Ramdev,” said Amit Shah. Talking to the reporters, Ramdev said, “Yoga was performed with the help of modern technology. A total of 20 cameras were installed so that people can clearly see the instructions and easily perform yoga.” PTI
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