In a remarkable celebration of health and unity, Gujarat has secured its place in the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest simultaneous performance of Surya Namaskar on New Year’s Day.
Over 4,000 participants, spanning 108 locations and 51 diverse categories, actively engaged in the yoga practice, showcasing the state’s dedication to wellness and cultural heritage.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi commended the achievement, stating, “Gujarat welcomed 2024 with a remarkable feat.” He emphasized the cultural significance of the number 108 and urged citizens to incorporate Surya Namaskar into their daily routines, citing its numerous benefits.
The mega event, held at iconic locations, including the Modhera Sun Temple, attracted participants from various groups, including families, students, yoga enthusiasts, and senior citizens. Chief Minister Bhupesh Patel and Home Minister Harsh Sanghavi were present at the Modhera Sun Temple, expressing pride in Gujarat’s global recognition.
Bhupesh Patel celebrated the event as a convergence of yoga, spirituality, culture, and health, highlighting the immense public awareness about the holistic benefits of yoga. Harsh Singhvi, expressing pride, noted that Gujarat set a world record with thousands participating in Surya Namaskar at 108 locations in 51 different categories.
Guinness World Records adjudicator Swapnil Dangarikar verified the achievement, emphasizing the global embrace of yoga. He declared Gujarat’s feat as a new record, affirming that they successfully set the Guinness World Record for the most people performing Surya Namaskar simultaneously.