Mysuru: Over 500 Yoga practitioners of the City took part in the Yogotsava, the countdown programme for the International Yoga Day at the sprawling Mysuru Palace premises on Sunday April 10.
The event was organised under the joint aegis of the Union Ministry of AYUSH, Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga, New Delhi, SKRSPM Sri Vedavyasa Yoga Foundation, Mysuru, JSS Mahavidyapeetha and Yoga Federation
Speaking after inaugurating the event Kodagu- Mysuru MP Pratap Simha said that there are plans to create a record by organising more than 1.5 lakh people in Mysuru for the International Yoga Day celebration to take place on June 21, for which Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been invited.
Pointing out that he had appealed to the Prime Minister to take part in the International Yoga Day celebration earlier too, he said that Mysuru, which was among the three places (other than Ranchi and Ladakh) selected for the PM’s visit, missed out on some or the other reasons. But this time, he will make all-out efforts to ensure the PM’s visit to Mysuru, where preparations are going on to create a world record for the largest International Yoga Day gathering.
Recalling the efforts made by the erstwhile Mysuru rulers for promotion of Yoga among the masses, Simha said that Mysuru is rightly called the hometown of Yoga. Noting that Yoga is an ancient physical, mental and spiritual practice that originated in India, he said that International Day of Yoga is being celebrated annually on June 21 since 2015 following its inception in the United Nations General Assembly in 2014.