Mysuru, June 19:- With just over a day left for the International Yoga Day, hectic preparations are underway by the Mysuru District Administration officials who are sparing no efforts to retain the Guinness Record in Mass Yoga gathering for 2018.
The heritage city of Mysuru which created a Guinness record in 2017 for the largest yoga lesson with 55,506 participants is now aiming to retain its record by holding a similar yoga session on the occasion of International Yoga Day on June 21.
Preparations for the smooth conduct of Yoga event is ongoing and arrangements at the sprawling lush green Mysuru Race Course at the foot of the Chamundi Hill, the venue for the mega yoga event is getting spruced up to accommodate thousands of yoga enthusiasts and participants from across the district and neighbouring places.
The district administration has made arrangements and the layout plan to accommodate nearly 65,610 participants for the yoga event. A total of 70 yoga blocks have been arranged and around 300 and odd people can be accommodated in each yoga block. A volunteer and a guide are also assigned for each block to instruct the participants and seating arrangements are based on first-come-first-served basis.
To facilitate the participants, basic facilities including pure drinking water, toilets, snacks, health centre and police security units have been set up at the Mysore Race Course premises and the participants have been advised to bring their yoga mats.
The mass yoga demonstration will be held between 6 am and 8 am at MRC premises and all the participants are advised to arrive at the earliest and take their positions within the stipulated time.
KSRTC buses will commute from various places to MRC premises from 5 in the morning to facilitate the yoga practitioners. A total of 7 gates will be opened for the smooth entry of participants at the venue. From Gate 1 to 6, all the general public and students may enter whereas Gate 7 is exclusively for VIPs and media persons.
4,289 PARTICIPANTS REGISTER ONLINE
A total of 4,289 participants have registered online till Tuesday afternoon and have assured to take part in the yoga day event.
The Pre-University Education Department and the Department of Public Instructions have also directed various educational institutions in the district to bring their students for participation in the yoga event.
Several NGOs, yoga practitioners have also extended their support to the event organised by the Mysuru district administration in association with the Department of Tourism, AYUSH, Nehru Yuva Kendra, Mysuru Yoga Networking Organisation, NSS, Regional Transport Department, Mysuru Travels’ Association and Hotel Owners’ Association.-(Karthik KK)