Chinese army personnel on Friday joined the Indian troops in performing yoga at the Chushul and Daulat-Beg-Oldi border personnel meeting points in Ladakh as part of the celebrations of the 5th International Yoga Day.
Chinese army officers and soldiers performed yoga at these two points on the Line of Actual Control (LAC). Army soldiers performed Yoga also in the sub-zero temperatures at the Siachen Glacier (20,000 ft) which is the world’s highest battlefield.
Army, ITBP, BSF, CRPF and other security forces also celebrated the Yoga Day at their formations along the International Border (IB), LAC and the Line of Control (LOC).
About 1200 ranks of the Army and their families attended the camp at Udhampur with great enthusiasm. A number of Aasanas, Pranayam, Dhyan were practised and their benefits towards health and in disease prevention were shared by qualified Yoga instructors.
The Yoga Day was also organised with enthusiasm at the BSF headquarters here and also at the border observation posts at the IB and LOC in the Jammu region. IG BSF, Jammu, NS Jamwal stated that yoga is an art, as well as a science and BSF personnel, have been practising yoga since long.
A special show of Yoga by BSF Dog Squad was also conducted which was a big attraction of the day. Educational institutions and various other central and state government organisations also celebrated the day.
The staff of the Vaishno Devi Shrine Board also practised yoga at the cave shrine.