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WATCH: Himveers Of ITBP Gear Up For Yoga Day With Unflinching Practice Despite Frozen Terrain

Written By Digital Desk | Mumbai | Published:


  • ITBP personnel have shared a video of themselves practising Yoga
  • The stunning video aptly encapsulates their unflinching dedication

The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel, popularly known as Himveers, have once again demonstrated awe-inspiring and enthralling dedication, not only towards their duties in guarding India's borders, but also towards unflinchingly braving the most inhospitable conditions, even performing Yoga ahead of the International Yoga Day on June 21. 

The video sees a large contingent of Himveer Jawans sitting on their freeze-proof mats in a neat grid. The Jawans are rapt in concentration in the stunning environment which comprises a vast snow-topped plain. The Himveer Jawans are each applying the perfect Padmasana in the video.

Here are the tweets:

The mountain-warfare trained force, under the command of the Union Home Ministry, is deployed from the Karakarom Pass in Jammu and Kashmir to Jechap La in Arunachal to guard the 3,488-km long Line of Actual Control (LAC) across 5 states. Its border posts are located at altitudes ranging from 3,000-19,000 feet. Such training in the snow conditions provides them with the conditioning of the body and mind so that they would be ready to battle when needed.

Read: WATCH: Union Minister Kiren Rijiju takes a joyride on snow scooter along with ITBP & SSB officers in Auli, Uttarakhand

It is a multi-dimensional force which primarily has 4 functions:

  • Vigil on the northern borders, detection and prevention of border violations, and promotion of the sense of security among the local populace.
  • Check illegal immigration and trans-border smuggling
  • Provide security to sensitive installations and threatened VIPs
  • Restore and preserve order in any area in the event of disturbance to maintain the peace

June 21 has been designated as World Yoga Day following PM Modi's suggestion in his speech at the UN General Assembly in 2014, months after he was first elected to office. Since then, not only India but the world celebrates Yoga Day with thousands participating in mass Yoga events across the world. International Yoga Day aims at improving physical and spiritual wellness globally through yoga. People across the globe are now practising yoga in order to be more healthy and physically active. Science has proved that yoga has a power to combat high blood pressure, depression, chronic pain, anxiety and other lifestyle disorders. It also improves cardiac function, muscle strength and circulation. The main event of International Day of Yoga 2019 celebrations will be held at Prabhat Tara in Ranchi on 21st of this month. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lead the main function. 

Read: To counter China's military buildup, India orders moving of strategic ITBP command to Leh

Prime Minister Narendra Modi shared a video on twitter about the importance of Bhadrasana in Yoga: