Port Blair, June 21: Andaman and Nicobar Command (ANC) celebrated the ‘9th International Yoga Mahotsav-2023’ espousing the theme of ‘Yoga for Vasudhaiva Katumbkam’, which beautifully captures our shared aspiration for “One Earth, One Family, and One Future”. On 21 June 23, all components of Andaman and Nicobar Command (Army, Navy, Air Force & Coast Guard) commemorated International Day of Yoga with great fervor. Air Marshal Saju Balakrishnan, AVSM, VM, Commander-in-Chief, Andaman & Nicobar Command (CINCAN) and Mrs. Latha Saju, Regional President, DWWA graced the occasion.
The Yoga session commenced with the demonstration of “Common Yoga Protocol” as per guidelines of the Ministry of AYUSH. The participants performed various sitting/standing Yogasnas and Pranayama followed by meditation techniques in a synchronized manner. This collective practice created a sense of unity and harmony, demonstrating the power of yoga in connecting individuals and fostering a shared sense of purpose. The event witnessed active participation of approx 1000 participants.
In addition, simultaneous Yoga sessions were conducted at various outstation units from northernmost Landfall Island to Southernmost Indira Point including INS Kohassa at Diglipur, Coast Guard Station Kamorta, Air Force Station Car Nicobar INS Kardip Kamorta and INS Baaz at Campbell Bay. Yoga was also conducted onboard Naval and Coast Guard ships in harbour and those deployed at sea. Yoga and meditation sessions were also conducted at Navy Children School; Port Blair to sculpt young minds and their bodies giving tools that will enrich and support children to be balanced, creative and calm individuals from an early age.
The 9th International Day of Yoga celebrations radiated an atmosphere of unity, well-being and positive energy.