NEW DELHI: Four-legged furry friends has stolen the limelight on the International Yoga Day celebrated throughout the world on 21 June every year.
Photographs showing the canine members of various units of armed forces practising the yoga asanas along with their masters is now doing rounds on the internet.
— ADG (M&C) DPR (@SpokespersonMoD) June 21, 2019
— ANI (@ANI) June 21, 2019
Netizens can’t stop adoring the fluffy army.
YOGA FOR EVERYONE!
On International Yoga Day, Army Dog Unit showcases this. Back home, seeing me doing yoga, my pet Kobe has also learnt to practise yoga with me.
Wish EVERYONE good health on International Yoga Day, and always… pic.twitter.com/YcZUkWImix
— Lt Gen Satish Dua🇮🇳 (@TheSatishDua) June 21, 2019
This is the 2 Army Dog Unit. They are renowned for their loyalty, bravery, intelligence and devotion to duty.
They track, sniff out explosives, guard and do search & rescue operations.
They also do Yoga. pic.twitter.com/p6AW364L6R
— Major Gaurav Arya (Retd) (@majorgauravarya) June 21, 2019
Pictures of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel from Animal Training School (ATS) located at Lohitpur performed Yoga with dogs were also shared on Twitter.
The theme of 5th International Yoga Day 2019 is “Climate Action”. The first International Day of Yoga was observed all over the world on June 21, 2015, when over 30,000 people including Prime Minister Modi performed yoga at the Rajpath in New Delhi.
The proposal of yoga day was pushed by the PM Modi in the first year of his tenure and also suggested at the United Nations General Assembly where he expressed his interest to mark June 21 as international yoga day.
With agency inputs