80,000 target; 37,000 registers; 50,000 expected by tonight
Mysore/Mysuru: Preparations for have started Yogathon 2022 on January 15, where over 80,000 yoga enthusiasts are expected at the sprawling Mysore Race Club (MRC) campus.
The state government organized the simultaneous yoga event in 31 counties at 35 locations. The government has set a goal of bringing together more than 10 lakh yoga enthusiasts to break the world record. The event was organized to bring together people from across the state who are interested in learning about health and fitness.
“The best way to lead a healthy lifestyle is to incorporate fitness and yoga into everyday life.” That’s the idea behind the Yogathon, the state’s largest yoga and health movement event.
Meetings have already been held and information has been given to the departments and organizations. All arrangements are made including transportation for yoga participants. High school, PUC, Diploma and PG students will also participate.
Hectic preparations are underway at the MRC site, where the event will take place tomorrow from 7am and yoga enthusiasts are expected as early as 5.30am.
Entry and exit markings, parking lots and platforms have been completed and all necessary arrangements including the fitting of lights, portable toilets, ambulances and drinking water will be completed by this evening. According to official information, there will be no rehearsal for the event this time due to lack of time.
Over 37,000 yoga enthusiasts have already registered. Although organizers had expected around 80,000 participants, registrations are now expected to reach 50,000 by tonight.
The yogathon is organized by the district government in cooperation with Mysuru City Corporation, Zilla Panchayat, Department of Youth Advancement and Sports, AYUSH Department and Yoga Federation. Yesterday, Deputy Commissioner Dr. KV Rajendra, Additional Deputy Commissioner R. Lokanath and other officials the MRC and reviewed the preparations.
It can be mentioned here that the MRC was the venue when Mysuru was included in the Guinness Book of Records for the largest single-venue yoga demonstration on the International Day of Yoga 2017, where over 55,506 people performed together.