Mangalore, Dec 13:‘Yoga for Future 2013’, the largest yoga demonstration by 70,000 students held at various centers in undivided Dakshina Kannada district on December 13.
In Mangalore more than 2000 students of Sharada Vidyalaya gathered in their school ground.
Yoga for Future 2013 is organised under the aegis of Sri Kshetra Dharmasthala Shantivana Trust, Dakshina Kannada Zilla Panchayat Department of Public Instructions, Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Yoga and Ethical Education.
The students attempt to replace the Guinness Book Of World Record created by the Vivekanand Kendra in Jiwaji University, Gwalior, on November 19, 2005 when 29,973 students from 362 schools performed Suryanamaskar for 18 minutes.
The demonstrations included Suryanamaskar, chanting of Surya mantras, Thrikonasana, Parshwakonasana, Shashankasana, Pavana Mukthasana, Sarvangasana, Vajrasana, Makarasana, Bhujangasana and Dhanurasana.
Health Minister U T Khadar who was present on the occasion said, Yoga is good for health, it will help to control our body and gives us healthy life. I love yoga. I do yoga whenever I have time, which is not very often. Then he wished all the students for being part of this attempt for Guinness World Record.
Additional deputy commissioner Dayanand and others were also present.