With International Yoga Day on June 21, the Indian Navy has undertaken a 21 day capsule to popularise yoga amongst the Naval community and to spread the message of healthy living, says a Ministry of Defence press release.
“June 19 2016 marked a new chapter in this journey when more than 2000 personnel attended Mass Yoga session in lush green surroundings of Kohli Stadium in South Colaba of Mumbai. This event held over two hours involved, personnel striking various yoga poses/asanas, with special emphasis on breathing exercises,” the release said.
Indian Navy collaborated with various organisations wherein trained instructors undertook special sessions for naval personnel, families and children at various locations in Navy Nagar and Naval Dockyard and various locations in Mumbai including the aircraft carrier INS Viraat and ships of the Western Fleet.
Over 25 naval personnel have been trained as yoga instructors to conduct yoga sessions for naval personnel on a regular basis. These sessions would also spread awareness and increase participation of the naval community during International Day of Yoga activities scheduled on Tuesday, June 21, 2016.
Meanwhile, PM Narendra Modi will lead the Second International Day of Yoga celebrations in the country and across the globe by participating in a mass Yoga demonstration of Common Yoga Protocol at the Capitol Complex in Chandigarh on the morning of June 21st.
Reputed Yoga institutions will participate in the International Day of Yoga by leading the demonstration functions across the country. Over 173 Indian missions across the world are also organizing Yoga demonstrations to spread awareness for International Yoga Day.