Yoga heals the mind and purifies the soul. It is a journey to uncover your inner self. This ancient art has been in practice since ages in India and is now spread to the world. This year, the people of Surat set out to create a Guinness World Record for the largest gathering for Yoga. PPSCIS was also a proud participant of the event.
The morning of 21st June was full of excitement and bustle. Never before had Surat seen jam packed roads at 4:30 a.m. People had lined up on the streets to be a part of the historic event. There were excited faces and enthusiasm filled the air. The staff and students of PPSCIS gathered at the given venue – Rahul Raj Mall – and geared up for the event. Synced in white the attendees arranged themselves in rows of three for ease of movement.
The event began at 6:00 am sharp with motivational speeches by the Chief Minister Mr. Bhupendrabhai Patel, Gujarat Home Minister – Mr. Harsh Sanghvi, President of BJP (Gujarat) Mr. C. R. Patil and last but not least our Hon. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi joined us virtually from The United States of America. The Yoga began at 7:00 am sharp with trainers perched on the dias and instructing everyone in a cohesive manner. LED screens were put up at every half a kilometre for the participants to follow the trainer.
The Yoga training took about an hour to finish and all participants were showered with certificates. About one and half lakh people from all over Surat had joined the program which culminated successfully. The entire event was well managed and coordinated. Participating in such a great event boosted the confidence of our students and teachers alike and instilled a feeling of pride for our city and nation.