While the whole nation is celebrating International Yoga Day by performing different Yoga asanas in their areas, Indo-Tibetan Border Police(ITBP) also decided to join the country by doing Yoga on the border. The army Jawans celebrated this day by performing 'Surya Namaskar' in the biting cold weather at 18000 ft at Ladakh.
Other than Ladakh, the day is being celebrated by them in various other parts of the country like Arunachal Pradesh, Rohtang Pass, and Lohitpur. The Jawans started practicing Yoga a few days before the Fourth International Yoga Day and marked the celebration on the morning of June 21, Thursday. The ITBP Jawans in Arunachal Pradesh celebrated this day by performing 'River Yoga' in the Digaru river of state, whereas others performed yoga at 13200 feet near Rohtang Pass.
Watching the Jawans practice Yoga definitely gives a push to all the citizens of the country and makes the celebration even grander. Earlier in the Day Prime Minister Narendra Modi also addressed the country from Dehradun and talked about how beautiful yoga is. He said, "Yoga is beautiful because it is ancient yet modern, it is constant yet evolving. It has the best of our past and presents and a ray of hope for our future. In Yoga, we have the perfect solution to the problems we face, either as individuals or in our society. India is Yoga's top ambassador."
This is not the first time but ITBP Jawans performed Yoga last year as well in the icy cold -23 degrees temperature of Ladakh. Even Indian Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba performed Yoga at the Navy Yog Shivir that was conducted last year in New Delhi.
Undoubtedly, this age-old Indian practice of Yoga has brought people from different cultures and countries together and this could be clearly seen from the zeal and enthusiasm with which they participate in it, especially on International Yoga Day.
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