New Delhi, June 22: The International Yoga day on Sunday was special in many ways. India got recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest number of participation and the most number of nationalities- 84 -in a single event. The Rajpath venue recorded 35,985 people participating. However, the organisers have to wait for more than a year to get entry into the Guinness book.
Doug Male, the Guinness World Records public relations manager said,"The deadline for this year's book has passed so the record won't appear on the book until September 2016 at the earliest. We receive 40000 record applications per year and our editorial team decides which 3800 records appear in the book based on a number of factors."
Led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, participants performed various Yogoc kriyas on a stretch from Rafi Marg crossing near Vijay Chowk to India Gate. The event yesterday broke the record set on November 19, 2005 when 29,973 students from 362 schools performed a sequence of 'yogic kriyas' for surya namaskar.
Meanwhile, in Dubai, a 40-year old man from Indian origin stood on his head for 61 minutes in an attempt to enter the Guinness Book of World Records.
The man, Ivan Stanley, said,"When I contacted the Guinness World Records international office and the Dubai one, there was no such challenge registered with the organisation. We have registered the attempt and will send the video to them. Hopefully, we should know soon enough."