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The ITBP personnel also celebrated yoga at various locations across India. (ANI)

International Yoga Day: Indo-Tibetan Border police performs Yoga at -25 degree temperature in Ladakh

The ITBP personnel also celebrated yoga at various locations across India.

Joining the nation in celebrating the third edition of International Yoga Day, the Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) force on Wednesday performed yoga at nearly 18000 feet above the sea level in Ladakh at biting -25 degree Celsius.

The ITBP personnel also celebrated yoga at various locations across India, including Himachal Pradesh’s Kullu, Chhattisgarh’s Rajnandgaon District, Uttarakhand’s Uttarkashi district.

Indian Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba also preformed Yoga in New Delhi.

The entire world has been equally thrilled and pumped up to observe the occasion, taking a pledging to keep their body, mind and soul fit.

The age-old Indian practice has brought people from different cultures and countries together and this could be clearly seen from the zeal and enthusiasm with which the people across the globe are practicing yoga.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the International Yoga Day celebrations in Lucknow. He addressed the gathering and emphasised on the fact that Yoga had become a crucial factor in binding the world since it is a part of everyone’s lifestyle. Around 50,ooo people gathered at the venue despite heavy rains to make the event a successful one.

“Many countries which do not know our language, tradition, or culture, are now connecting to India through Yoga. The practice, which connects body, mind and soul, has played a big role in binding the world too,” PM said.
“Earlier, Yoga was only restricted to saints and seers in the Himalayan mountains. Now, it has become part of every person’s life,” PM said in his address. He also asserted that attaining “wellness” through yoga was more important than simply being physically fit. He also explained the importance of Yoga using an analogy of salt.

“I urge everyone to make yoga a part of their lives,” PM said, adding that he was glad to see several yoga institutes take shape over the last three years.

UP CM Yogi Adityanath also addressed the gathering. In his opening speech he greeted the PM and expressed his gratitude on Modi’s participation in the grand event.

The international day for yoga is celebrated annually since its inception in 2015.

An International day for Yoga was declared unanimously by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on 11 December 2014.

 

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