Watch: At 18,000 feet, ITBP personnel perform yoga in cold desert

21 June 2018, 09:04 AM

India blessed the world with a mantra to lead a happy and healthy life in the form of yoga. On the occasion of International Yoga Day 2018, Indo-Tibetan Border Police personnel on Thursday performed Yoga at the altitude of 18,000 feet in the cold desert of Ladakh.

In the backdrop of snow-covered Himalayas, the security personnel performed several Yoga asanas, including ‘Surya Namaskar’ to celebrate the world yoga day.

Apart from ITBP, the Eastern Naval Command staff also performed yoga on board INS Jyothi in the Bay of Bengal off Visakhapatnam. The submarine staff of the Eastern Naval Command also participated in the celebrations of International Yoga Day 2018.

Vice Admiral Karambir Singh, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Eastern Naval Command was also present during the navy personnel’s yoga day celebrations.

From Australia to Dubai and China to America, the entire world was celebrating the 4th International Yoga Day to promote healthy lifestyle.

The world yoga day was also celebrated at the UN Headquarters where people took to the yoga mat and performed asanas.

“Practicing yoga can improve strength, flexibility and mental health—all elements of Goal 3 of the #GlobalGoals, Good Health and Well-being,” United Nations tweeted along with a picture of people performing yoga asanas.

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In India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi led an estimated 50,000 enthusiasts performing asanas during the 4th International Yoga day celebrations at the picturesque Forest Research Institute in Dehradun.

Addressing a large gathering on the occasion of International Yoga Day, Modi said that yoga has shown the world the way from "illness to wellness" and enriching lives across the globe.

First Published: Thursday, June 21, 2018 08:46 AM
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