Dehradun: Border Security Force (BSF) personnel from the 107 Battalion Srinagar Sector, Kashmir Frontier partook in yoga on the Line of Control (LoC) in Dehradun, here on Friday.
On the occasion of the International Yoga Day, BSF troopers performed yogic exercises at a height of 14,000 feet in the northern state of Uttarakhand.
Several other BSF sectors across the nation had been performing yoga days before the International Yoga Day, including Jammu and Kashmir, Delhi, Assam and Odisha. All took part in yoga at the borders they were stationed at.
Yoga is known to strengthen the body and the mind both internally and externally.
The concept of yoga day was formally introduced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in India during his first tenure.
This is when he also addressed the United Nations General Assembly, where he expressed his interest to make June 21 as the international yoga day.
Modi took part in yoga today at Ranchi on Prabhat Tara ground, where he led close to 30,000 people in the morning session to mark the fifth international yoga day. Where he addressed the crowd and said, “In today’s changing times, our focus must be on wellness as well as protection from illness. That is the power we get with yoga that is the feeling of yoga and ancient Philosophy.”
Modi also founded the ministry of AYUSH which deals with natural methods of treatment including Yoga, Naturopathy, Ayurveda, Unani and Siddha.