4th International Day of Yoga by Assam Rifles

21 June 2018

4th International Day of Yoga by Assam Rifles on 21 June 2018
4th International Day of Yoga by Assam Rifles on 21 June 2018

The celebration of 4th International Day of Yoga on 21st June 2018 was a culmination of week long activities related to Yoga carried out by troops of Inspector General Assam Rifles (South).

Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR (S) coordinated participation of all Central Armed Police Force (CAPFs) and families at the massive State level event organised by Directorate of AYUSH and Department of Youth Affairs and Sports, Govt of Manipur at Khuman Lampak Indoor Stadium. The Assam Rifles personnel along with CRPF, BSF and CISF joined the civil populace and participated in the Common Yoga Protocol conducted at the stadium which was followed by a 10 km run. Approximately 450 personnel of CAPFs and families participated in the event.

4th International Day of Yoga by Assam Rifles on 21 June 2018
4th International Day of Yoga by Assam Rifles on 21 June 2018

Yoga Day was celebrated at various locations of Imphal Valley by 9 Sector Assam Rifles including Mantripukhri, Keithelmanbi, Thoubal and Tulihal including their Company Operating Bases. The yoga events saw active participation of more than 1200 troops and over 3000 locals including Meira Paibis and children. Keithelmanbi Battalion facilitated Yoga events at Lagthabal Kunja Community Hall, Arapti Community Hall, Singjamei Company Base and Kasturba Gandhi Girls High School, Andro.

Mantripukhri Battalion organized yoga sessions at Mantripukhri, Chingmeirong, Koirengei, Achanbigai, Mogjam and Sawombung. Phundrei Battalion organised Yoga Session for all ranks at Thoubal, Yairipok, Chandrakhong and Upper Khoripok Company Operating Bases. The unit saw active participation from clubs like Bishnunha Youth Federation United, Lairongthel Panthoibi Youth Club, Panthoibi Friend Club and Sangpunram Youth Club.

Tulihal Battalion actively participated with students of Bhakti Vedanta Senior Secondary School, NCC students of Nambol Higher Secondary, Sanjenbam High School and also collaborated with Bharat Swabhimaan and Patanjali Yog Samiti to organize Yoga at Konthuojam Community Hall.

4th International Day of Yoga by Assam Rifles on 21 June 2018
4th International Day of Yoga by Assam Rifles on 21 June 2018

The Units of 26 Sector Assam Rifles celebrated Yoga Day at various villages of Chandel and Tengnoupal Districts. The day was celebrated with full zeal and enthusiasm at Pallel, Moreh, Tengnoupal, Khudengthabi, Khongkhang, Chandel, Machi, Larong, Bongyang and Moltuk and saw an enthusiastic participation of 1923 individuals to include the locals, Assam Rifles personnel, teachers and students.

The day was also celebrated at Assam Rifles Public School, Pallel wherein a total strength of 126 individuals participated in the event including 02 yoga teachers from Bharat Swabhimaan Nyas (Patanjali). The students performed various Yoga Asanas and Kriyas under the guidance of the Yoga teachers and learnt about the importance of yoga for students.

4th International Day of Yoga by Assam Rifles on 21 June 2018
4th International Day of Yoga by Assam Rifles on 21 June 2018

10 Sect Assam Rifles saw participation of more than 1500 troops and families across remote and far flung areas of Ukhrul. Yoga sessions were organized by trained instructors of Assam Rifles in Somsai, Shangshak and Chassad who demonstrated the correct postures of various Asanas as per the common Yoga protocol. The event was aimed to promote Yoga as a tool for empowering the armed personnel, who face constant stress and associated hazards.

Yoga also has a healing effect on combatants suffering from anxiety. The day motivated the locals to join hands with soldiers to improve their overall health, physical fitness and inner well-being.

28 Sector Assam Rifles celebrated Yoga Day at various locations of Kakching and Chandel district. The units at Sehlon, Joupi, Kakching and Sajik Tampak and their Company Operating Bases saw a participation of 1400 troops and 800 teachers and students.

Sajik Tampak Batallion conducted a monsoon marathon followed by Yoga class which saw a participation of more than 200 children from the Villages of Sajik Tampak, Haika, Paldai and Glengai. Sehlon Batallion celebrated the day with school children of Kovang village, who participated with great zeal and enthusiasm in the event.

The active participation of troops of Assam Rifles and civilians made the 4th International Day of Yoga a huge success.

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