with the rest of the world, the Security forces, Para Military and Army also observed World Yoga Day in different Locations.
Red Horn Division of the Gajraj Corps observed the World Yoga Day
The Divisional HQ of the Red horn Division at Umroi Cantonment and all formations and units of the Division, organized World Yoga Day at their respective locations namely Kokrajhar, Chirang, Dhubri, Bongaigaon, Goalpara, Dhubri, South Salamara, Mankachar, Diphu, Rangia, Thakurbari, Udalguri, Hathigarh.
The events were attended by the civil population including school children also in the respective locations. It was a pleasing sight to observe the keenness displayed by both civilians as well as the Army personal while participating in the event.
Lectures were conducted on the importance of a healthy body with a healthy and alert mind, and the contribution of Yoga in maintaining the same. Demonstrations were conducted by qualified instructors to show various Yoga Asanas and the correct way to perform them.
The pride in the eyes of all the participants was unmistakably evident, with regards to the fact that the ancient Yoga Science is an integral part of the rich and glorious Indian Civilization and Culture and it has been universally accepted as a way of life.
BSF Observe World Yoga Day
The 3rd International Yoga Day was religiously observed by the troops and families of the Border Security Force of Mizoram & Cachar Frontier at Masimpur, Silchar, Assam. The occasion was marked by practicing various Yogic Asanas in the open training ground of the BSF Campus.
Shri N S Jamwal, Inspector General, BSF expounded the Physical and Mental benefits, one gets from Yoga. He explained that “Yoga” plays a vital role in keeping a person both Mentally and Physically fit for leading a healthier and happy life. He emphasized that “Yoga” takes an important place especially for personnel in uniform like the BSF, as practicing regular “Yoga” relieves physical and mental stress of the troops, who are exposed to multifarious challenges while performing their duties day in and day out in far flung, remote/isolated border areas under trying conditions. He further urged that “Yoga” is a way of life and it should be adopted by one and all to make their life free from all ailments. “Yoga” costs nothing in comparison to other sports which involves purchase of sports gears and items. “Yoga” is an activity in which one does not sustain any injury like other sports events. Whether rich or poor, young or old, can perform the “Yogic” exercises.
Around 400 BSF troops and families participated in the above event and similarly about 50 BSF personnel participated in the mass “Yoga” congregation with great zeal and enthusiasm, which was conducted by the district administration of Cachar district in the Campus of 2 Maintenance Group Assam Riffle (2 MGAR) Silchar, where Deputy Commissioner, Cachar, civil dignitaries, officials of various departments and troops of Assam Rifle, CRPF, local police, NCC cadres etc were also present. Similarly, BSF personnel of various subordinate HQrs/Units upto the Border Out Posts in Manipur, Nagaland & Mizoram observed the event under the guidance of trained BSF “Yoga” instructors who are trained from Patanjali Yogpeeth, Kankhal, Haridwar.