Hubballi: Hundreds of people, including students, bent and twisted their bodies into various poses during the Yogathon event organised in the city on Sunday.
In the district, the event was organised at six locations; in Hubballi, it was organised at the Railway Sports Ground, in which more than 5,000 students from various schools, colleges, and yoga enthusiasts participated.
Among the colleges that participated in the event, Nehru College bagged the first prize, Heggeri Ayurvedic College bagged the second, Rajnagar Government First Grade College bagged the third, and Jain College got the consolation prize.
At the Railway Sports Ground, the enthusiasts performed various poses under the guidance of yoga instructor Sanjeev. They performed Tadasana, Vrukshana, Pada Hastasana, Trikonasana, Dandasana, Vajrasana, Ardhavrushtasan, Shashankasana, Uttana Mandukasana, Vakrasana, Makarasana, Bhujangasana, Shalabasana, Pavan Muktasana, Kapalabhati, and other exercises.
Hubballi Rural Tahsildar Prakash Nashi inaugurated the event; deputy director of the Ayush department Dr Anuradha Chanchalkar, Hubballi urban BEO Ashok Sindhagi, rural BEO BP Pujar, and others were present.
The state government has arranged a simultaneous yoga programme in 31 districts across 35 sites. The government intends to attract around 10 lakh yoga enthusiasts in order to shatter the world record. The event has been organised to gather people from all across the state who are interested in learning about health and fitness together.