Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir): Battling the bone-numbing cold, Indian Army personnel performed Yoga in Siachen on Friday to mark the occasion of 5th International Yoga Day.
Army personnel showed their grit and zeal by performing asanas at the Siachen Glacier – the world’s highest battlefield. The troops deployed at the glacier are known for their perseverance and fighting spirit as the temperatures at the altitude of over 20,000 feet may be as low as minus 50 degrees Celsius.
All the defence forces took part in the celebrations of International Yoga Day at various locations across the country.
The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) has been designated as the nodal force to coordinate with the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) to conduct yoga demonstration at Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad.
BSF camps in Delhi, Odisha and Assam also participated enthusiastically, while Navy personnel performed Yoga on-board vessels in the sea.
The theme of this year’s Yoga Day is “Climate Action”.
It was Prime Minister Narendra Modi who, during his first address at the United Nations General Assembly in 2014, proposed to mark June 21 as the international day of Yoga.