India sets record by having the biggest yoga session on first International Yoga Day
On 21st June 2015, millions across the globe turned out to celebrate the first International Yoga Day. People gathered in large numbers to practice this ancient spiritual discipline. People from New York City’s Times Square and the Eiffel Tower in Paris to locations in Afghanistan, South Korea, China and Kazakhstan gathered to practice yoga on that remarkable day. But no gathering was larger than the one in India’s capital New Delhi, a massive affair led by none other than Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the main person behind the International Yoga Day.
The event with 35,985 participants, in New Delhi has been declared the largest yoga demonstration at a single venue, beating out the previous record of just under 30,000 set by Indian school students in 2005.
Prime Minister Modi surprised the crowd gathered at Rajpath, the main thoroughfare leading from India’s parliamentary building, by joining them in performing various yoga poses, after addressing them. Narendra Modi, who practices it on a daily basis, thanked the U.N. and its 193 member nations for their unequivocal endorsement of his proposal to establish the June 21 as International Yoga Day, which he hopes will herald a ‘new era of peace.’
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