Modi congratulates Yoga teacher for setting world record

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New Delhi, Feb 17: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday congratulated Hong Kong-based Indian Yoga instructor Yogaraj C.P. for creating a Guinness World Record by performing Yoga continuously for 40 hours.

"Congrats to Hong Kong-based Indian Yoga teacher, Yogaraj C.P. for creating a Guinness World Record!" Modi tweeted.

Narendra Modi

In another tweet, he said: "I appreciate the Indian consulate in Hong Kong for its efforts to popularise Yoga and its support to Yogaraj."

The 29-year-old Yoga teacher in Hong Kong on Sunday set the Guinness World Record for performing Yoga continuously for 40 hours non-stop. He demonstrated over 1,500 'asanas'.

Yogaraj started practicing the discipline at the age of five and began teaching it when he was 12.

The Yoga instructor did multiple twists and turns at his Tsim Sha Tsui studio, Prana Yogam, which was open to public during the challenge.

Before setting the record, Yogaraj had said if he succeeds, he will dedicate the record to Modi, who was instrumental in the UN's decision to declare June 21 as the International Yoga Day.

IANS

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