To mark the 7th International Yoga Day, the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel, deployed at the India-China border, performed Yoga at the icy heights of 18,000 feet at the snow-covered Himalayan peaks on Monday (21 June).
The deployed personnel performed Yoga amid snowfall in the Himalayas.
Similar to the previous years, the ITBP personnel performed Yoga on different high altitude border outposts in Ladakh ranging from 13,000 to 18,000 feet.
On the event, some ITBP personnel performed Yoga at 16,000 feet in Himachal Pradesh, 14,000 feet at the bank of Pangong Tso in Ladakh, at Animal Transport School in Arunachal Pradesh’s Lohitpur with horses and near Galwan valley in Ladakh on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) where as many as 20 Indian Army personnel had laid down their lives in the clashes with Chinese Army on June 15 last year.
Performing Yoga shows the commitment of ITBP personnel because this area in Ladakh witnesses minus 30 degrees Celsius during winter. The roads to Galwan are also few, which means soldiers have to survive in thin air while carrying all their equipment.
With such a high terrain, soldiers often need time to acclimatise to their environment or risk illness that can kill anyone in hours.
With IANS Inputs