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International Yoga Day was celebrated at Udhampur under the aegis of Northern Command wherein around 1500 soldiers & families attended the same with great enthusiasm.The aim of the Yoga camp was to promote Yoga as a way of life and impart Knowledge on this ancient tradition. Besides physical well being, Yoga reduces combat stress & improves operational efficiency & alertness.
Qualified Yoga instructors assisted in performance of Yoga aasans. Various Yoga camps were also conducted by Army units and formations in Northern Command across the entire state of Jammu & Kashmir to commemorate International Yoga Day.
similarlyGovernment Degree College Poonch today celebrated 2nd International Yog day at college premises here. The camp was organized by GDC Poonch, Principal Prof Tejinder Singh along with staff and students.
During camp, yoga experts demonstrated yoga exercise and all follow them with great zeal and enthusiasm. Function remains quite satisfactory inspite of holiday.
Meanwhile The Rising
Star Corps celebrated the International Day of Yoga on 21st of June this year in which Military stations of Mamun, Jammu and Yol showed wholehearted support to the cause. All participated with great fervor and high spirit. The objective was to encourage troops to imbibe yoga as an answer to modern day stresses through this ancient yet quintessential heritage of India. The same set of exercises according to the common yoga protocol, was performed in all stations on the same day and time.
All Military Stations of the Rising Star Corps had drawn up an action plan with several activities in which participants from all units of the stations were invited to join in large numbers. To commence the day, Open Air Yoga sessions started at respective unit locations with about more than ten thousand participants taking part in all. Women and children also actively participated in the same. During the 40 minute session, various yoga exercises were performed to educate the participants about Yoga and various benefits from it. This was followed by an awareness brief about healthy lifestyle, conveyed for the benefit of all. The Yoga session ended with all participants pledging to imbibe lessons of physical and mental fitness to lead a stress free and contented life.
Whereas in Katra region As part of celebration of the 2nd International Day of Yoga, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board organised a Yoga event at its Sports .
A number of children, prominent citizens, people of the area, pilgrims, officers and staff of the Shrine Board and officers and jawans of CRPF participated in the Yoga event. Ajeet Kumar Sahu, Chief Executive Officer, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, started the event by lighting the ceremonial lamp. A series of asanas and pranayam were performed under the supervision of Yoga expert Dayal Ram.
Speaking on the occasion, the CEO threw light on the benefits of Yoga, adding that we should make Yoga a part of our daily life. He thanked all those present on the occasion for their participation in the celebration of the second International Day of Yoga. He said that the Shrine Board has been organising Yoga and Meditation classes for the pilgrims, locals and employees of the Shrine Board at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Spiritual Growth Centre, Katra. The CEO felicitated Master Prayas, a young boy of Katra, who gave a demonstration of various Yoga asanas on the occasion and Kamlesh for taking keen interest for promoting Yoga among women of Katra area. He presented mementos to both of them as a token of appreciation. He also presented a memento to Dayal Ram, a Yoga expert, who conducted today’s event comprising various Yoga asanas.
Sahu thanked the administration, police, CRPF, pilgrims, prominent citizens, students and all those present on the occasion for making the event a great success. Dr Piyush Singla, Additional Chief Executive Officer, SMVDSB, Pankaj Gupta, Amit Vermani and Dr Arvind Karwani, Dy. CEOs of the Board, Hem Kant Prasher, Chief Accounts Officer, SMVDSB, Neelam Khajuria, SDM, Katra, Sumir Kotwal, Additional SP, Katra, Rajinder Singh, OSD (Revenue), SMVDSB, officers and jawans of CRPF as well as officers and staff of the Shrine Board were among those present on the occasion
The Rashtriya Rifles Battalions based at Talwara, Gool, Bagga, Samote, Kalal, Jhangar and Kalakote celebrated the `International Yoga Day’ with an endeavour to promote the ancient discipline in providing a holistic approach to preventive healthcare. Officers, Junior Commissioned Officers and Jawans participated in the Yoga sessions which have been incorporated as an important part of the training curriculum in the Army. During these sessions, various Asanas including Pranayama were conducted focusing on ways to easy stress relief, exploring fullest potential of life, skills to handle the mind and harmonise the body, mind and spirit. Yoga classes were also held for the youth of the region in a series of events by the Army to motivate the youth and channelising their potential towards healthy lifestyle. Apart from giving an impetus to physical fitness, the events were aimed to popularise Yoga and also to spread awareness on benefits of Yoga amongst the soldiers. Large number of soldiers showed interest in learning Yoga Asanas, Pranayama and Meditation. The Yoga sessions at all locations were organised by trained instructors who explained and demonstrated the correct postures for various asanas while highlighting their benefits.World Yoga Day was also celebrated by Army’s Fire & Fury Corps today at Siachen Glacier, Leh, Kargil and other forward locations along the borders. Apart from giving an impetus to physical fitness, the event aimed to popularise Yoga and also to spread awareness on benefits of Yoga amongst the soldiers.
The Army has incorporated Yoga Asanas into the daily routine of the soldier in High Altitude Areas deployed in harsh climatic conditions. Practice of Yoga by soldiers in such an environment helps them to combat various diseases such as High altitude sickness, Hypoxia, Pulmonary Odema and the Psychological stresses of isolation and fatigue. The respiratory adaptations of Pranayama help the soldiers to better adapt to the low oxygen environment in High Altitude Areas. A positive, well relaxed and de-stressed body and mind is the most significant benefit of yoga which in turn assists the soldiers to operate successfully, in such a challenging environment. The Yoga sessions at all locations were organised by trained instructors who explained and demonstrated the correct postures for various asanas while explaining their benefits. International Yoga Day was observed at Dashnami Akhara Poonch here today. Hundreds of people participated and did yoga on the occasion. The day was celebrated by AYUSH in collaboration with various social and religious organizations.Speakers highlighted the importance of yoga and educated the masses that how we can come out of various diseases by doing yoga. People also raised certain questions regarding yoga on the occasion. On the auspicious day of International Yoga Day on 21st June 2016 around 750 NCC cadets performed synchronized Yoga in Nagrota Camping Ground. A 15 days capsule of yoga training was also carried out for the NCC cadets in camp by Art of Living Organisation. The cadets took active participation in the discipline. Brigadier A K Verma of J&K Directorate NCC and Lt Col Monisha SRS of 2 J&K Battalion (Boys) NCC and other Army personnel also participated in the Yoga.
In the meanwhile
Patanjali also organised Second “International Yoga Day” at Maitri Park in collaboration with Ayush in coordination with District Administration Ramban. Chief Planning Officer, Parshotam Kumar Dy. CMO, Dr Iqbal, Nodal Officer Ayush, Shashi Kant Sharma, President Patangli Yoga Samthi Ramban, Amar Chand, Bharat Swabhiman Trust district president Rajinder Singh, Yog Pracharak, Yashpal Khajuria besides media incharge Madan Lal inaugurated the yoga camp by lighting the sacred Jyoti. Doctors, Members of Patangli Yoge Peeth Ramban, Army officers, prominent citizens and a huge gathering of Yoga experts and learners also participated in the occasion. A 45 minute yoga session was organised by Dr. Masood Zargar and yoga instructors of Patangli Yoga Peeth in which all the participants showed their keen interest in learning of Vyayam and Pranayama which is the control of prana through the breath. These techniques rely on breathing through the nostrils. Prana flows through thousands of subtle energy channels called ‘nadis’ and energy centres called ‘chakras’.
Speaking on the occasion CPO appealed to the people to take Yoga as unforgettable part of our day to day life just like eating and sleeping for healthy, stress free and medicine free life. He also lauded the efforts of PM Narinder Modi for providing a platform to Yoga internationally. Similar, Yaga Camp was also held at Bharatiya Vidya Mandir (BVM) High School, Ramban in which patron, principal and staff member besides students participated in Yoga. While Yoga camp was also organised at Batote, Ukhral, Balihote, Chanderkote.
White Knight Corps observed the International Yoga day, today. All ranks stationed at Nagrota garrison performed Yoga at respective unit locations under supervision of trained Yoga instructors in the early hours. On the occasion, motivational lecture highlighting the importance of Yoga in leading a stress-free lifestyle was imparted. For the Army soldiers, who already follow a healthy routine, taking up Yoga classes will be an added boon. The total session was for 45 minutes of which the first 15 minutes of the session were marked for the practice of “General Yoga Postures”, followed by “Advanced Yoga Postures”.
Similar such sessions have been ongoing for the last 15 days in the entire region covering Army garrisons, forward locations close to Line of Control and Rashtriya Rifle units.
Almost more than 50,000 persons have performed Yoga over the last 15 days in these locations and have immensely benefitted from the age old practice enrooted in Indian tradition. Lieutenant General RR Nimbhorkar, General Officer Commanding, White Knight Corps exhorted all ranks of corps to practice yoga for a healthy and disease-free life. All ranks of White Knight Corps took great pride and participated with full vigour to mark the event a grand success.
Sheela Nimbhorkar, Zonal President, White Knight AWWA participated with all families in Yoga sessions and exhorted them to continue the practice to lead a stress-free life full of happiness.
The NCC cadets of Govt Degree College, Udhampur, Govt College for Women, Udhampur, Govt HSS Boys Udhampur(JD), Govt HSS Girls Udhampur(JW), KV No. 1(JD) & APS Udhampur(JD) participated in the Celebration of 2nd International Yoga day at GDC Udhampur.
About 471 cadets performed the Yoga under the able guidance of Yoga Instructor Des Raj Sharma(PEM), Distt. Youth and Sports Deptt., Udhampur. Ved Parkash Sharma, Principal Govt HSS (Boys) Udhampur and Dr Udhey Bhanu, HOD Mathematics & Senior faculty member witnessed the event. Lt. Kamal Kishore, Associate NCC Officer, Govt Degree College, Udhampur was the Venue Officer-in-charge under the command of Commanding Officer, 2 J&K Bn NCC Boys & 2 J&K Bn NCC, Girls Jammu.
The other Associate NCC officers Dr Gurpreet Kour, Dr Sumita Rao, Second Officer Pawan Kumar, Third officer Surinder Kumar and Third Officer Archana were also present on the Venue. Vote of thanks was presented by OIC Venue Lt. Kamal Kishore.
Qualified Yoga instructors assisted in performance of Yoga aasans. Various Yoga camps were also conducted by Army units and formations in Northern Command across the entire state of Jammu & Kashmir to commemorate International Yoga Day.
similarlyGovernment Degree College Poonch today celebrated 2nd International Yog day at college premises here. The camp was organized by GDC Poonch, Principal Prof Tejinder Singh along with staff and students.
During camp, yoga experts demonstrated yoga exercise and all follow them with great zeal and enthusiasm. Function remains quite satisfactory inspite of holiday.
Meanwhile The Rising
Star Corps celebrated the International Day of Yoga on 21st of June this year in which Military stations of Mamun, Jammu and Yol showed wholehearted support to the cause. All participated with great fervor and high spirit. The objective was to encourage troops to imbibe yoga as an answer to modern day stresses through this ancient yet quintessential heritage of India. The same set of exercises according to the common yoga protocol, was performed in all stations on the same day and time.
All Military Stations of the Rising Star Corps had drawn up an action plan with several activities in which participants from all units of the stations were invited to join in large numbers. To commence the day, Open Air Yoga sessions started at respective unit locations with about more than ten thousand participants taking part in all. Women and children also actively participated in the same. During the 40 minute session, various yoga exercises were performed to educate the participants about Yoga and various benefits from it. This was followed by an awareness brief about healthy lifestyle, conveyed for the benefit of all. The Yoga session ended with all participants pledging to imbibe lessons of physical and mental fitness to lead a stress free and contented life.
Whereas in Katra region As part of celebration of the 2nd International Day of Yoga, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board organised a Yoga event at its Sports .
A number of children, prominent citizens, people of the area, pilgrims, officers and staff of the Shrine Board and officers and jawans of CRPF participated in the Yoga event. Ajeet Kumar Sahu, Chief Executive Officer, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, started the event by lighting the ceremonial lamp. A series of asanas and pranayam were performed under the supervision of Yoga expert Dayal Ram.
Speaking on the occasion, the CEO threw light on the benefits of Yoga, adding that we should make Yoga a part of our daily life. He thanked all those present on the occasion for their participation in the celebration of the second International Day of Yoga. He said that the Shrine Board has been organising Yoga and Meditation classes for the pilgrims, locals and employees of the Shrine Board at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Spiritual Growth Centre, Katra. The CEO felicitated Master Prayas, a young boy of Katra, who gave a demonstration of various Yoga asanas on the occasion and Kamlesh for taking keen interest for promoting Yoga among women of Katra area. He presented mementos to both of them as a token of appreciation. He also presented a memento to Dayal Ram, a Yoga expert, who conducted today’s event comprising various Yoga asanas.
Sahu thanked the administration, police, CRPF, pilgrims, prominent citizens, students and all those present on the occasion for making the event a great success. Dr Piyush Singla, Additional Chief Executive Officer, SMVDSB, Pankaj Gupta, Amit Vermani and Dr Arvind Karwani, Dy. CEOs of the Board, Hem Kant Prasher, Chief Accounts Officer, SMVDSB, Neelam Khajuria, SDM, Katra, Sumir Kotwal, Additional SP, Katra, Rajinder Singh, OSD (Revenue), SMVDSB, officers and jawans of CRPF as well as officers and staff of the Shrine Board were among those present on the occasion
The Rashtriya Rifles Battalions based at Talwara, Gool, Bagga, Samote, Kalal, Jhangar and Kalakote celebrated the `International Yoga Day’ with an endeavour to promote the ancient discipline in providing a holistic approach to preventive healthcare. Officers, Junior Commissioned Officers and Jawans participated in the Yoga sessions which have been incorporated as an important part of the training curriculum in the Army. During these sessions, various Asanas including Pranayama were conducted focusing on ways to easy stress relief, exploring fullest potential of life, skills to handle the mind and harmonise the body, mind and spirit. Yoga classes were also held for the youth of the region in a series of events by the Army to motivate the youth and channelising their potential towards healthy lifestyle. Apart from giving an impetus to physical fitness, the events were aimed to popularise Yoga and also to spread awareness on benefits of Yoga amongst the soldiers. Large number of soldiers showed interest in learning Yoga Asanas, Pranayama and Meditation. The Yoga sessions at all locations were organised by trained instructors who explained and demonstrated the correct postures for various asanas while highlighting their benefits.World Yoga Day was also celebrated by Army’s Fire & Fury Corps today at Siachen Glacier, Leh, Kargil and other forward locations along the borders. Apart from giving an impetus to physical fitness, the event aimed to popularise Yoga and also to spread awareness on benefits of Yoga amongst the soldiers.
The Army has incorporated Yoga Asanas into the daily routine of the soldier in High Altitude Areas deployed in harsh climatic conditions. Practice of Yoga by soldiers in such an environment helps them to combat various diseases such as High altitude sickness, Hypoxia, Pulmonary Odema and the Psychological stresses of isolation and fatigue. The respiratory adaptations of Pranayama help the soldiers to better adapt to the low oxygen environment in High Altitude Areas. A positive, well relaxed and de-stressed body and mind is the most significant benefit of yoga which in turn assists the soldiers to operate successfully, in such a challenging environment. The Yoga sessions at all locations were organised by trained instructors who explained and demonstrated the correct postures for various asanas while explaining their benefits. International Yoga Day was observed at Dashnami Akhara Poonch here today. Hundreds of people participated and did yoga on the occasion. The day was celebrated by AYUSH in collaboration with various social and religious organizations.Speakers highlighted the importance of yoga and educated the masses that how we can come out of various diseases by doing yoga. People also raised certain questions regarding yoga on the occasion. On the auspicious day of International Yoga Day on 21st June 2016 around 750 NCC cadets performed synchronized Yoga in Nagrota Camping Ground. A 15 days capsule of yoga training was also carried out for the NCC cadets in camp by Art of Living Organisation. The cadets took active participation in the discipline. Brigadier A K Verma of J&K Directorate NCC and Lt Col Monisha SRS of 2 J&K Battalion (Boys) NCC and other Army personnel also participated in the Yoga.
In the meanwhile
Patanjali also organised Second “International Yoga Day” at Maitri Park in collaboration with Ayush in coordination with District Administration Ramban. Chief Planning Officer, Parshotam Kumar Dy. CMO, Dr Iqbal, Nodal Officer Ayush, Shashi Kant Sharma, President Patangli Yoga Samthi Ramban, Amar Chand, Bharat Swabhiman Trust district president Rajinder Singh, Yog Pracharak, Yashpal Khajuria besides media incharge Madan Lal inaugurated the yoga camp by lighting the sacred Jyoti. Doctors, Members of Patangli Yoge Peeth Ramban, Army officers, prominent citizens and a huge gathering of Yoga experts and learners also participated in the occasion. A 45 minute yoga session was organised by Dr. Masood Zargar and yoga instructors of Patangli Yoga Peeth in which all the participants showed their keen interest in learning of Vyayam and Pranayama which is the control of prana through the breath. These techniques rely on breathing through the nostrils. Prana flows through thousands of subtle energy channels called ‘nadis’ and energy centres called ‘chakras’.
Speaking on the occasion CPO appealed to the people to take Yoga as unforgettable part of our day to day life just like eating and sleeping for healthy, stress free and medicine free life. He also lauded the efforts of PM Narinder Modi for providing a platform to Yoga internationally. Similar, Yaga Camp was also held at Bharatiya Vidya Mandir (BVM) High School, Ramban in which patron, principal and staff member besides students participated in Yoga. While Yoga camp was also organised at Batote, Ukhral, Balihote, Chanderkote.
White Knight Corps observed the International Yoga day, today. All ranks stationed at Nagrota garrison performed Yoga at respective unit locations under supervision of trained Yoga instructors in the early hours. On the occasion, motivational lecture highlighting the importance of Yoga in leading a stress-free lifestyle was imparted. For the Army soldiers, who already follow a healthy routine, taking up Yoga classes will be an added boon. The total session was for 45 minutes of which the first 15 minutes of the session were marked for the practice of “General Yoga Postures”, followed by “Advanced Yoga Postures”.
Similar such sessions have been ongoing for the last 15 days in the entire region covering Army garrisons, forward locations close to Line of Control and Rashtriya Rifle units.
Almost more than 50,000 persons have performed Yoga over the last 15 days in these locations and have immensely benefitted from the age old practice enrooted in Indian tradition. Lieutenant General RR Nimbhorkar, General Officer Commanding, White Knight Corps exhorted all ranks of corps to practice yoga for a healthy and disease-free life. All ranks of White Knight Corps took great pride and participated with full vigour to mark the event a grand success.
Sheela Nimbhorkar, Zonal President, White Knight AWWA participated with all families in Yoga sessions and exhorted them to continue the practice to lead a stress-free life full of happiness.
The NCC cadets of Govt Degree College, Udhampur, Govt College for Women, Udhampur, Govt HSS Boys Udhampur(JD), Govt HSS Girls Udhampur(JW), KV No. 1(JD) & APS Udhampur(JD) participated in the Celebration of 2nd International Yoga day at GDC Udhampur.
About 471 cadets performed the Yoga under the able guidance of Yoga Instructor Des Raj Sharma(PEM), Distt. Youth and Sports Deptt., Udhampur. Ved Parkash Sharma, Principal Govt HSS (Boys) Udhampur and Dr Udhey Bhanu, HOD Mathematics & Senior faculty member witnessed the event. Lt. Kamal Kishore, Associate NCC Officer, Govt Degree College, Udhampur was the Venue Officer-in-charge under the command of Commanding Officer, 2 J&K Bn NCC Boys & 2 J&K Bn NCC, Girls Jammu.
The other Associate NCC officers Dr Gurpreet Kour, Dr Sumita Rao, Second Officer Pawan Kumar, Third officer Surinder Kumar and Third Officer Archana were also present on the Venue. Vote of thanks was presented by OIC Venue Lt. Kamal Kishore.

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