Indian Army to do Yoga on World’s Highest Battlefield – Siachen

To celebrate the first International Yoga Day on June 21, Indian armed forces have planned yoga sessions. 

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Indian army officers doing Yoga. (Photo Courtesy: <i><a href=""></a></i>)

Not to be left behind, the armed forces have planned yoga sessions on board warships and even at Siachen, the world’s highest battlefield, to celebrate the first International Yoga Day on June 21.

“From Kashmir to Kanyakumari,” a senior Army official said when asked if the force was planning events for Yoga Day.

He said that nearly 500 troops at the Siachen base camp – about 12,000 ft above sea level – will carry out yoga to mark the day.

The Navy too has plans for Yoga Day and aims to do “Yoga across the oceans”.

Yoga sessions would be carried out on all our ships and installations. It is an international day. Like we observe World Environment Day, we will also celebrate the International Yoga Day. – Senior Navy official

Indian Navy units located as far as the Mediterranean Sea in the West, the Western Pacific Ocean and the Southern Indian Ocean will participate in the event.

India will lead 191 nations to mark the IYD on June 21, highlighted by a mega event here on Rajpath where armed forces, NCC cadets and government officials are scheduled to perform ‘asanas’. Around 35,000 persons are expected to take part in the event.

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