On Saturday, Yoga guru Ramdev said he has plans to launch 10,000 Patanjali Wellness Centres globally to popularize yoga.
The Gujarat government is organizing, with Ramdev’s support, a mega event at Ahmedabad’s GMDC ground on Yoga Day to be celebrated on 21 June. The aim of the event is to set a new world record for the highest number of people performing yoga at one place.
“We will make yoga popular in the entire world. We will open 10,000 Patanjali Wellness and Health Centres in the world, starting with 1,000 centers in the country in a short time,” Ramdev told reporters. About 1.25 lakh people are expected to participate in the event at GMDC ground, Baba Ramdev said.
The existing record was set in Delhi on 21 June 2015 when 35,985 people performed yoga in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Ramdev said Modi himself had asked him to break this record.
A review of the population of India says that the people are eager to have Patanjali Wellness Centres near about them to participate. Mostly people at far away places watch the yoga at their TV and do it at home, as they are far away from the centers. All have an excitement to have a yoga center near about.