The Indian Army commemorated the 8th International Yoga Day on Tuesday at the Amarnath Holy Cave in Pahalgam, Union Territory.
At an altitude of 13,000 feet, roughly 450 soldiers did various asanas, pranayama, and meditation at the Holy Cave, Brarimarg, Sangam, Baltal, and Domel, according to the Indian Army.
Yoga is a part of the daily practise of the Jawans, especially those deployed in high altitude areas, according to an official statement, since it helps them stay physically and mentally fit amid severe weather circumstances.
The Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) and police personnel who were deployed en way to Holy cave joined the Yoga practise session.
They (yoga performers) were also educated on the benefits of yoga and how regular practise may transform their lives and heal a variety of conditions without the need for medical intervention.
People of all ages in the country have been affected by the Covid-19 problem on a psychophysical, emotional, and physical level. Despite all of the hurdles, the troops have been “effectively kept insulated from such consequences to a large part” because to frequent Yoga sessions.
The programme aims to popularise Yoga and raise awareness among the military, in addition to emphasising physical health. Many soldiers expressed an interest in learning yoga asanas, pranayama, and meditation.
Earlier in the day, the Indian Army’s “Silent Warriors” took part in a yoga practise in Poonch, Jammu and Kashmir, as part of the International Yoga Day 2022.
“These Silent Warriors are constantly depended on by soldiers during delicate missions and are operationally ready to respond to any scenario.” The Indian Army stated, “These brave, dependable, and indispensable force multipliers, as well as their handlers, have therefore earned a mark of respect and won a lot of praise in the Armed Forces.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi practised yoga at the major event in the heritage city of Mysuru on Tuesday, where over 15,000 people joined him in celebrating the eighth International Day of Yoga. PM Modi remarked at the occasion that yoga has evolved into a way of life and a source of inspiration for health, balance, and cooperation.
India is commemorating Yoga Day at a time when the country is commemorating its 75th year of independence, dubbed “the Amrit Mahotsav” by the Prime Minister. This widespread recognition of Yoga Day reflects the embrace of India’s “Amrit spirit,” which fueled the country’s independence war.
Yoga demonstrations are being held in 75 prominent locales across the country that have seen India’s magnificent history and have served as a cultural energy hub.
PM Modi further stated that yoga’s “eternal journey” will continue in the pursuit of a “eternal future.”
The celebration’s theme this year is “yoga for mankind.”
The Prime Minister’s yoga session in Mysuru is also part of the unique ‘Guardian Yoga Ring,’ which is a collaborative effort with 79 countries and UN organisations, as well as Indian Missions around the world, to demonstrate yoga’s unifying potential that transcends national boundaries.
The Mass Yoga Demonstrations in the participating countries will appear to be happening one after the other, almost in unison, as the sun appears to move from east to west around the globe, underscoring the theme of ‘One Sun, One Earth’.
In keeping with the 75th anniversary of India’s independence, the Ministry of Ayush has designated 75 places where Union Ministers can take part in the Yoga Day celebrations.
The ‘Guardian ring,’ yoga demonstrations by Union cabinet ministers at 75 landmark spots throughout India, and a spectacular digital yoga and static exhibition in Mysuru Dussera Grounds, Mysuru, were all firsts this year on International Day of Yoga 2022.
According to the Ministry of Ayush, the International Day of Yoga 2022 celebrations are expected to draw up to 25 crores of people from all over the world.
Yog Guru Ramdev had previously practised yoga at the Patanjali Yogpeeth in Haridwar. The event attracts a large number of children and others.