Eighteen lakh Suryanamaskar in one day by Kreeda Bharati
Rajasthan unit of Kreeda Bharati organised mass Suryanamaskar functions at 415 places of the state on February 2. A total of 3,55,000 people including students of various schools performed 18 lakh Suryanamaskars only in one day. More than 31,000 students of 315 schools in Jaipur participated in the function at eight places. The event was appreciated by the people of Rajasthan very much. The event began early in the morning and the enthusiasim of the people was worth seen. It is for the first time that such an event was organised in the state. Reputed sportspersons, retired army officers and various distinguished persons of the state participated in the functions. Internationally fame Volleyball player Shri Ramavatar Jhakhar, Mayor of Jaipur Shri Pankaj Joshi and Rajasthan incharge of Patanjali yogapeeth Shri Kulbhushan Bairagi participated at the function held at Sawai Mansingh Stadium. International athlete Shri Gopal Saini attended the function at Chaugan stadium. Hockey player Smt. Gangotri Bhandari and Major Gen. (Retd.) R.K. Kaushal were at Chitrakoot Stadium. Volleyball player Rama Pandey and Shri Vijaynarayan Katiyar boosted the moral of the students at KL Saini Stadium. Noted archery coach Shri Atul Sharma was present at Suraj Maidan. Noted athlete Rajendra Sharma and president of Rajasthan Swasthya Parishad Trust Shri Atmaram Gupta were at Rashtrapati Maidan. Famous Kabaddi player Hiranand Katariya was in Jhotwada and hockey player Versha Soni was present at the function held at Saraswati Vidya Mandir in Ambabadi. The students who participated in the function were also given certificates and mementos. The event concluded with a resolve to organise a bigger event next time.