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Millions to mark International Yoga Day

IANS 21 Jun 2015, 6:49:58 IST

New Delhi: Over 200 million people across the world are expected to participate in events to mark the inaugural International Yoga Day on Sunday, with a record 37,000 people performing yoga asanas in the national capital alone.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will himself be present at the mega event at Rajpath early Sunday.While the main function will be at Rajpath, the International Yoga Day events will be held across cities, towns and districts in the country.

Yoga day events are being held in 192 countries, including in the Arab world.Indian missions abroad are all geared up the mark the occasion with some public events.

India will seek to break a few records on the day, besides of the largest yoga gathering at a single spot with 37,000 people performing different yogic asanas or positions.

More than 50 diplomats are expected to join in the yoga on Rajpath that day - another record.

The yoga asanas would be according to the Common Yoga Protocol, which has been put together by the AYUSH ministry, which is organising the celebration along with the external affairs ministry.

Thirty-five asanas would be performed.

At the events held across the world, yoga gurus from established yoga schools would be presiding over the function, including via web linkup.