800 disabled people attempt Guinness World Record for yoga

On the occasion of the 4th International Yoga Day, a Guinness World Record attempt was made by people with disabilities performing yoga.

Around 800 disabled people from across the country attempted to set a Guinness World Record for the Largest Silent Yoga Class.

The event took place in Gujarat. The disabled yoga practitioners had trained for the attempt for almost a month at the Sivananda Ashram.

The participants were chosen from 10 organisations, including the Blind People's Association (BPA), Apang Manav Mandal and Andh Kanya Prakash Gruh, along with many more.

The participants were given instructions through headphones connected via bluetooth for demonstration. They also followed the steps of the yoga instructor on the stage.

The idea of International Day of Yoga was first proposed by Prime Minister Modi during his speech at the United Nations General Assembly in 2014. The idea was accepted and now International Yoga Day is a UN observance.

Prime Minister Modi also took part in a large-scale yoga event where 50,000 people performed yoga at the Dehradun-based Forest Research Institute.

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