Yoga at icy heights

Indo-Tibetan Border Police perform at snow-covered Himalayan peaks

New Delhi: The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel, deployed at India-China border, performed Yoga at the icy height of 18,000 feet at the snow covered Himalayan peaks on the Indian-China border this morning.

Several pictures showed the officials performing Pranayama and Surya Namaskar at the backdrop of snow-covered mountain slopes. Visuals also came in from across the country, showing security forces taking part in Yoga events. Many who came across the pictures lauded the soldiers for their discipline.

The ITBP personnel performed Yoga amid snowfall at Himalaya to mark the 7th International Day of Yoga. 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.

The Himveers also performed Yoga on different heights at Himalayas. From 18,800 feet in Sikkim Himalayas to Khardung La in Ladakh at the height of 18,000 feet and Vasundhara near Badrinath in Uttarakhand at the height of 14,000 feet.

The specialised mountain force, ITBP, is deployed on border guarding duties from Karakoram Pass in Ladakh to Jachep La in Arunachal Pradesh covering 3,488 km of Indo-China Border and manning Border Outposts on altitudes ranging from 9,000 to 18,800 feet in the Western, Middle and Eastern sectors of the India-China border.


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