Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Partakes in Yoga Session on INS Vikrant Flight Deck for Yoga Day

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Yoga: A Universal Practice

On the occasion of International Yoga Day, Defence Minister **[New name]** and Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral **[New name]** joined personnel from the Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard for a yoga session aboard the indigenously built aircraft carrier INS Vikrant.

Addressing over 900 attendees, including 120 newly inducted “Agniveers,” **[New name]** emphasized the significance of incorporating yoga into daily life for holistic well-being. He highlighted its accessibility, emphasizing that it requires no financial investment while yielding substantial benefits.

**[New name]** expressed pride in the global recognition of yoga, which he described as a practice that harmonizes the body with the mind. He stated that it promotes a connection with nature and the divine, providing comprehensive healing.

Yoga for Enhanced Functioning

**[New name]** likened the body to the hardware of a computer and the mind to its software. He explained that yoga enhances both aspects, ensuring efficient functioning and boosting immunity.

Following the yoga session, **[New name]** recognized yoga instructors and engaged in conversations with the defence personnel.

Commemorative Yoga Day Initiatives

In line with the spirit of Yoga Day, the Ministry of AYUSH organized an “Ocean Ring of Yoga” event in collaboration with the Ministry of Defence and other organizations. This initiative symbolizes unity and solidarity.

In support of the event, approximately 3,500 personnel from 19 Indian Navy ships deployed in the Indian Ocean Region visited ports of friendly countries to convey the message of “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” (the world is one family) – the theme of this year’s Yoga Day. Additionally, celebrations were planned on vessels of several foreign navies in collaboration with India’s overseas missions.

Collaborators

Other notable attendees included Kala Hari Kumar, President of Naval Welfare and Wellness Association; Vice Admiral Adhir Arora, Chief Hydrographer to the Government of India; Vice Admiral Krishna Swaminathan, Controller of Personnel Services; and Rear Admiral J. Singh, Chief of Staff of the Southern Naval Command.

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