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New Delhi: The first International Yoga Day at Rajpath saw two Guinness World Records being set – for the largest number of participants in a yoga lesson at a single venue and for the most number of nationalities in a yoga lesson.

An official statement said that in the first category, for the largest number of participants in a yoga lesson at a single venue, the earlier record was 29,973.

The congregation at Rajpath on Sunday was 35,985, breaking the previous record.

The second category was the most number of nationalities in a yoga lesson.

To achieve this, participants from at least 50 countries were required to perform.

“Today, participants from 84 countries performed yoga at Rajpath,” the statement said.

The awards were received by Ayush Minister Shripad Yesso Naik from representatives of Guinness World Records — Victoria from Britain and Marco Frigatti from Italy. (IANS)

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Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath launched schemes worth Rs 226 crore on the occasion. Pixabay

The Deepostav organised by Uttar Pradesh’s the Yogi Adiyanath government has found a place in the Guinness World Records as a total 5.61 lakh earthen lamps were illuminated on the occasion on Saturday in Ayodhya.

During the event four lakh 10,000 diyas were illuminated on ‘Ram ki paudi’ ghats and one lakh 51,000 thousand lamps were illuminated at other places.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath launched schemes worth Rs 226 crore on the occasion.

He said: “Out of seven holy cities three — Ayodhya, Kashi and Mathura– three are in our state. No one in the world and country has this prosperous and cultural environment”.

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During the event four lakh 10,000 diyas were illuminated on ‘Ram ki paudi’ ghats and one lakh 51,000 thousand lamps were illuminated at other places. Pixabay

“Development projects in Ayodhya are being taken forward with new policies. You have witnessed that mother (river) Sarayu had maintained a gap with us but now we have started taking her blessings,” he said.

On the occasion, a symbolic descent of Lord Rama and Seeta took place, helicopter turned in ‘Pushpak Viman’ and, the Chief Minister and Mahant Nritya Gopal Das did symbolic coronation of Lord Rama.

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On this occasion, Deputy Speaker of Republic of Fiji Veena Bhatnagar, Governor Anandiben Patel and Union minister Pralhad Singh Patel were present. (IANS)