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Indian Army Personnel Perform Yoga At Ladakh’s Pangong Tso Lake

Indian Army personnel performed Yoga at Pangong Tso Lake in Ladakh on the occasion of the 9th International Yoga Day

Indian Army Personnel Perform Yoga At Ladakh's Pangong Tso Lake
Every year International Yoga Day is celebrated on June 21 worldwide

Ladakh: Indian Army personnel on Wednesday (June 21) performed Yoga at Pangong Tso Lake in Ladakh on the occasion of the 9th International Yoga Day. Chief of Army Staff General Manoj Pande also performed Yoga at Delhi Cantonment in the national capital.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh along with Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral R Hari Kumar performed Yoga on board INS Vikrant at Kochi in Kerala.

Meanwhile, PM Modi will celebrate the International Day of Yoga on June 21 at the United Nations Headquarters with the UN leadership and members of the international community. PM Narendra Modi via video message on the occasion of International Day of Yoga said,

At around 5:30 pm IST, I will participate in the Yoga program which is being organised at the headquarters of the United Nations. The coming together of more than 180 countries on India’s call is historic. When the proposal for Yoga Day came to the United Nations General Assembly in 2014, it was supported by a record number of countries

Every year International Yoga Day is celebrated on June 21 worldwide. It serves as a platform to raise awareness about the numerous benefits of yoga and promote its holistic approach to physical, mental, and spiritual well-being.

Also Read: International Yoga Day: “Yoga Unites. It Offers A Haven Of Calm”: UN Secretary-General António Guterres 

The concept of International Yoga Day was introduced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his 2014 address to the United Nations General Assembly.

Since then, Yoga has gained huge popularity worldwide due to its ability to enhance flexibility, strength, balance, and overall fitness.

This year the theme of Yoga Day is ‘Yoga For Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ i.e. Yoga for the welfare of all in the form of ‘One World-One Family’.

It emphasises the spirit of Yoga, which unites and takes everyone along. Like every time, this time too programs related to yoga will be organised in every corner of the country.

It serves as a platform to raise awareness about the numerous benefits of yoga and promote its holistic approach to physical, mental, and spiritual well-being.

Arrangements have also been made in different parts of the country to celebrate the occasion and spread awareness of the benefits of ancient Indian practice.

It is the ninth year since the UN recognised June 21 as the International Day of Yoga through a resolution in 2014.

Also Read: Yoga Day Event In Surat Has Set New Guinness World Record: Gujarat Minister Of State For Home Harsh Sanghavi

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