Rajasthan on Thursday created a world record bringing over a lakh of people together at a yoga session to mark the International Yoga Day. Rajasthan is a northern Indian state bordering Pakistan.
It is the largest state by area and it has 33 districts in total. It was established on 26 January 1950. Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan and famous as 'Pink City'.
International Yoga Day is celebrated on June, 21 every year worldwide after the United Nations accepted India's proposal in 2014. This day was suggested by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to highlight the significance of yoga to the whole world. This year, the national event was held at Dehradun's Forest Research Institute.
Two representatives from Guinness World Records watched as yoga guru Ramdev put the gathering - which included Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje – through a series of asanas. The largest Yoga lesson was achieved by the Government of Rajasthan, Patanjali Yogpeeth and District Administration at Kota, Rajasthan.