The Indian Army on Sunday celebrated the inaugural International Yoga Day at Siachen Glacier, the world’s highest military base.
The day was also celebrated by military personnel in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kargil and other locations along the border with Pakistan.
“Yoga day was celebrated at the world’s highest battlefield, the Siachen Glacier,” said S.D. Goswami, spokesman with the army’s Udhampur headquartered Northern Command.
“Soldiers in large numbers attended events organised at Siachen, Kargil and other forward locations. The event at Leh was attended by over 500 personnel,” he said.
The yoga sessions were organised by trained instructors who explained and demonstrated the correct postures for various ‘asanas’ and their benefits, Goswami said.
“The army has incorporated yoga asanas into the soldiers’ daily routine in high altitude areas. The practice of yoga in such an environment has helped them to combat various diseases.”