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500 Yoga Gurus and Students Will Unite In 1 Stadium To Celebrate Yoga for Health and Happiness. This Sunday, on 17th July 2022, 7:30am onwards at Sree Kanteerava Stadium, Bengaluru. Let’s come together and witness unity!

Know your address to perform GWR venues in your home district.


Address : Kanteerva Stadium, Sampangi Rama Nagara, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560027 Map Location
Address :J P Narayan Sports Complex, Bilmaranahalli, Bengaluru, Karnataka, 562157 Map Location
Address : REVA University, Kattigenahalli, SH 104, Srinivasa Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560064 Map Location
Address :District sports stadium,Devanahalli Karnataka 560069 Map Location
Address : BVVS College Grounds Belagum, Main Road, Bagalkote, Karnataka 587101 587101 Map Location
Address : Army Environment Park & Training Centre (AEPTA) Belagavi, Karnataka 590019
Address:Suvarna Soudha grounds, Belagavi, Karnataka 590019
Address : Sir M V Stadium, Chikkaballapur, Karnataka 562101 Map Location
Address : Alvas Moodubidire, Vidyagiri, Moodubidire, Dakshina Kannada, Karnataka – 57422 Map Location
Address : District Sports Stadium, Hadadi Rd, Davanagere, Karnataka 577002 Map Location
Address : Agricultural University Grounds, Dharwad, Karnataka 580005 Map Location
Address : Visvesvaraya Stadium, Kolar, Karnataka 563101 Map Location
Address : District Sports Stadium/ Vidya Nagar, Mandya, Karnataka 571401 Map Location
Address : Golf Course, Singhji Road, Nazarbad, Mysuru, Karnataka 570010 Map Location
Address : REVA University, Srinivasa Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560064
Address : New Airport Grounds, Doddibeelu, Karnataka 577302 Map Location
Address :Mahathma Gandhi Athletics Stadium,Tumkur University, Venkatesh Rao Colony, Tumakuru, Karnataka, 572103 Map Location
Address : Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Tiger Circle Road, Madhav Nagar, Manipal, Karnataka 576104 Map Location
Address : Sainik School Ground, Shastri Nagar, Vijayapura, Karnataka 586102 Map Location
Address : Police Parage Ground, Kuvempu Nagar, Kalaburagi, Karnataka 585105
Address : N.V ground (Navodaya Vidyalaya), Kalaburagi, Karnataka 585105
Address : Onake Obavva Stadium, Karnataka 577501 Map Location
Address : District Sports Stadium, Vidya Nagar, Haveri, Karnataka 581110 Map Location
Address : ASS Arts College ground, Gadag-Betageri, Karnataka 582101 Map Location
Address : Airport Ground Ballari, Karnataka 583102
Address : District Sports Stadium, Bank colony, Bidar, Karnataka 585401 Map Location
Address : District Sports Stadium, Yadgir K Rural, Karnataka 585202 Map Location
Address : District Sports Stadium, Jawahar Nagar, Raichur, Karnataka 584103 Map Location
Address : District Sports Stadium, Basav Nagar, Koppal, Karnataka 583231 Map Location
Address : District Sports Stadium, Chikkamagaluru, Karnataka 577101 Map Location
Address : Manipal University Grounds, Madhav Nagar, Manipal, Karnataka 576104
Address : District Sports Stadium, Salagame Road, Hassan, Karnataka 573201
Address : District Sports Stadium, Chamarajanagar, Karnataka 571313 Map Location

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Guinness World Records

10 lakhs+ youths from all the districts of Karnataka will attempt Yoga poses for the Guinness World Record on January 15th 2023.

Earlier in 2017, a Guinness World Record for the largest yoga presentation or class at a single location was set in Mysuru. To break the record, 55,506 people performed yoga.

In 2018, on International Yoga Day, Kota, a city known for its educational institutions in Rajasthan, was transformed into a “yoga city” as over a one lakh individuals performed yoga simultaneously there and set a new Guinness World Record.

Similar to this, the Government of Karnataka has organised a Yoga event for January 15th 2023. This is an effort to leverage the power of youth, where more than 10 lakh young people from different districts of Karnataka would participate in an effort to break the Guinness World Record on Yogasana.

The district level events will roll up into 12 regional locations and hubs, and this massive outreach event will take place through schools, universities, and the NSS to draw up to 1 crore young people phygitally. The goal of this attempt to break the Yogasana Guinness World Record is to inspire youth to practise yoga, to educate them about the health advantages of doing so regularly, to offer hope to those who suffer from chronic illnesses, and to help them live happier lives through yoga and a healthy lifestyle.

Largest yoga lesson (Multiple Venues At Same Time)

Guidelines to follow:

The largest yoga lesson must follow the structure of a normal class.

The instructor(s) and the students taught must remain the same throughout the lesson. If one drops out, they will not be counted.

At each location, the organisers can choose either to have one solo instructor or a team of instructors leading different groups of people. These instructors cannot be witnesses but are counted in the final total. The instructors must be suitably qualified.

All participants must be taught the same topics simultaneously, thus all participants should be able to either see the instructor(s) or follow their movements on a video screen.

When the projected number of participants is set to exceed 5,000, AND/OR 15 or more venues, a suitable, third-party organisation must step in and handle all aspects of the counting process.

The independent third-party organisation must have prior experience counting large numbers of people at similar events. Any organisation with this experience can be used, however, details of their experience and suitability must be included with the evidence.

Where the attempt has less than 5,000 participants AND/OR under 15 venues, it must be overseen and verified by at least two independent witnesses.

Stewards must be sourced by the attempt organiser and must be independent of them.

Each Steward must be allocated a specific group of participants for observation during the attempt. Participants must be positioned in clearly delineated areas; this can be done using coloured clothing, a marked area or any other method.

For every 50 participants, there must be one designated Steward, unless stated otherwise in the specific guidelines above.It is very important that the Record attempt starts and finishes simultaneously in every location with a difference of 0.01 sec.

The Yoga lesson for the day of the event & Practice

The link to practice yoga class is provided on the website [or you can find the link on Youtube for the same –

It is requested that all participants throughout the state will practice the same lesson.


 The NCC/ Bharat Scouts & Guides volunteers who will act as Stewards for the GWR Event will get a certificate of participation in the GWR event as a “GWR Steward” under their name and address (as per their Aadhar card details) – this is an invaluable certificate from a world-renowned entity ‘Guinness Records, London, UK’ and will be given free to the volunteers (official price under Guinness Rules is around GBP25/participant)   
  • Guinness guidelines require appointment of GWR Steward(s): #1 for every #50 participants. NCC and Bharat Scouts & Guides will be approached for selection of GWR stewards.
  • GWR Stewards will be trained on the Guinness Yoga event protocol – through a combination of centralized training (train the location supervisor) location-specific practice session and video training delivery.
  • Select Yoga Instructors will be chosen as “GWR Witness”: #1 for every #200 participants. They will be the Instructors who will lead the performance at the GWR event venue for the participating enthusiasts.
  •  DC Office will do the GWR venue preparation as per the GWR guidelines released to the District DYES officer(s). 

A Steward is a person who must observe an allocated group of participants, noting for disqualification any who leave the attempt area or do not perform the record action as described in the guidelines. They act as Mini Witnesses.

Duties of a Steward

  1. Each Steward will manage and observe only 50 participants, whether all of them have completely participated during the record attempt during the Yoga class.
  2. Stewards do not participate in the record activity nor help participants to fulfil it.
  3. Stewards must note to disqualify any participant who does not participate completely as detailed in the specific guidelines above or leaves the attempt area before the attempt has officially finished.

Rules for STEWARDS

  1. For every 50 participants, there must be one designated steward. 
  2. Stewards must not come from the organisation holding the record attempt. 
  3. Each steward must be allocated a specific group of participants who are to be positioned in a clearly allocated area assigned to that steward. 
  4. This can be done using coloured clothing, a clearly marked area or another method pre-approved by Guinness World Records. (NCC/NSS and such other members can be suitable stewards)
  5. Each steward must supervise their group of a maximum of 50 participants during the record attempt to ensure full participation. 
  6. Each steward must monitor if anybody in their group leaves the participation area, or if any participant pauses for a drink and should make a note of the same in their steward statement. 
  7. The steward must note any participants who have not performed completely and should deduct from the final total either for non-participation or for leaving the allocated area. 
  8. If the total number not participating exceeds 10% of the final total the attempt will be disqualified.
  9. If Guinness World Records (“GWR”) determines that a Steward is not performing their duties properly, their whole group of participants could be disqualified. This is at GWR’s sole discretion.

What is the role of a timekeeper in a record attempt? 

Every venue must have a timekeeper to oversee what time the record attempt has started and what time it has ended.

  1. The role of a timekeeper is to ensure that any time-related aspects of a record are recorded accurately. 
  2. This role is crucial in all records based on or dependent on time. In this record, the timekeeper must make a note of the start of the record attempt, as starting simultaneously at every location throughout the state is very important. 
  3. These records rely on accurate timekeeping to be done and this cannot be done by the witnesses, as their job is to concentrate on the attempt itself.
  4. If the record is for the ‘Fastest time to’, then the attempt must be timed by two timekeepers with stopwatches accurate to 0.01 seconds.
  5. If the two times vary, then the average must be taken as the official time.
  6. The timekeepers must give a clear start and finish signal to the person attempting the record.

Roles & Responsibilities – WITNESS

  1. There must be 2 witnesses in every location
  2. These witnesses should be Yoga teachers and should provide their certificates of Qualification for pre-approval.
  3. Witnesses must have a thorough knowledge of all the Guidelines mentioned by Guinness World Records.
  4. Both witnesses must be present in the venue before the entry process of participants begin and ensure that all the arrangements are made as per the specific guidelines of Guinness world records
  5. Witnesses must make note of the counting method and mention the same in their witness statement.  
  6. Witnesses must not come from the organisation holding the record attempt. 
  7. Each Witness must go around the venue of the record attempt and observe the following and mention the same in their witness statement.
    1. What is the process of counting adopted at the venue
    2. Are there Entry & Exit gates?
    3. Are there stewards for every 50 participants?
    4. Does the venue have natural barricading such as a compound wall or stadium wall or what method is adopted to barricade the venue?
    5. Can the public see the performance of the participants?
    6. Was the event being covered and captured by photography & Videography?
    7. How did you count and analyze the total number of participants in the venue?
  8. Each Witness must collect all the steward statements and declare the total number of participants in that location and share the same with the Central office in Bangalore immediately after the record attempt. 
  9. It must be observed by the witness if anybody in leaves the participation area, and the same has been mentioned in the witness statement.
  10. If the total number not participating exceeds 10% of the final total the attempt will be disqualified.

PRE-APPROVAL Guidelines 

To participate in a GWR record attempt, the head of the organisation or institution must provide the following details for Pre-approval.

  1. Name and details of the participating organisation
  2. Contact details
  3. Name of the ground
  4. Layout map of the ground (Length, Breadth, Total Area in Sq Feet, Entry & Exit gates)
  5. Total number of participants

Infrastructure Requirement

Requirements of infrastructure at the event are based on a detailed review of all aspects of the proposed Guinness World Record event at each venue.

The requirements include:

  1. The stage for the dignitaries and main demonstrators
  2. Mini stages for every 500 to 1000 participants to accommodate 2 instructors on each stage or LED Screens showing the recorded standard video of the lesson for the participants to follow
  3. Barricading of participation area
  4. Carpeting of participation area
  5. A yoga mat must be carried by each participant 
  6. Entry & Exit gates to be marked
  7. Entry lanes to facilitate counting/scanning participants
  8. Clearly marking the participation area into boxes to fit 50/100/200 participants with the help of Ribbons or tapes, such that Witness & Stewards can go around and supervise their set of participants.
  9. Videography & Photography
  10. Permissions for drone
  11. Power supply & Sound system
  12. Drinking Water 
  13. Public toilets ( If possible not mandatory) 
  14. Emergency services(Ambulance)
  15. Vehicle parking
  16. Transport systems
  17. Technology requirements for live streaming 
  18. Waste management
  19. Security


Above the largest yoga life lesson benefits of GWR to be added

  • The enthusiasts who have successfully participated in the GWR and are a part of the Guinness Record setup – will get a certificate of participation in their name with address (as per Aadhar card details) at a nominal fee payment of approx. Rs. 150/certificate.
  • All certificates issued for GWR participation are digital in nature. If printed versions are required, there will be an additional (nominal) incremental charge for the same.
  •  The instructors selected for the ‘GWR Witness program will also get a Guinness Event participation certificate free of cost in their name and address (as per Aadhar card details).
  •  Schools who will participate in the GWR event under the Institutional Category will be given an Institutional certificate by the organizers of the event. The school will also be allowed to display #1 school/ institution banner at the GWR venue – which adds to the visibility and marketing credibility of the participating school.