The International Yoga day was celebrated by the Indian Coast Guard in a befitting manner. In addition to the participation by the Indian Coast Guard at Rajpath, approx 700 personnel participated in the event which was held at Coast Guard Republic Day Ground sector 24 Noida. The participants included personnel and families of Indian Coast Guard, The Noida Administration, The Noida Police, Employees of HCL, Adobe and Institute Footwear Design. The Additional Director General Coast Guard alongwith senior officers of the ICG and their families also attended the function.
The Yoga session commenced at 0600 hrs on 21 Jun. The session was demonstrated by teachers of Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institution, which is amongst the oldest institute started in 1917 and established in Lonavla in 1924. It is a pioneer institute in research, training and therapy in Yoga. The program encompassed of mainly two components viz practice of Pranayama and Dharana asanas. These asanas are performed for general health, well-being and self awareness. In addition to these asanas, simple pranayama and concentration of the mind was also practiced. The module was developed by the Ministry of AYUSH, in consultation with all the Yoga institutes in the country.