Northern Army Commander joins troops in yoga day celebrations in Udhampur

Jammu, Jun 21 (PTI) Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Upendra Dwivedi on Wednesday said yoga is tool for stress management and for improving combat efficiency as he complimented the soldiers and their families for incorporating the practice into their daily routine.

The General Officer Commanding-in-chief, Northern Command, speaking at a function organised at the command headquarters in Udhampur to observe the International Day of Yoga, commended the soldiers’ and their families’ use of yoga to combat psychological stress and fatigue in extreme high-altitude areas and harsh climatic conditions.

“Yoga is a prime tool for stress management and improvement of the combat efficiency,” Lt Gen Dwivedi said.
Jammu-based Army PRO Lt Col Devender Anand said yoga is being promoted as a way of life in the Army, especially for the troops deployed in mountainous and high-altitude areas of northern command.

“All ranks have imbibed it as a regime to boost their mental and physical health. Unique feat has been achieved by the units and formations of the command by organising yoga at a large number of places,” he said.

Over 1,75,000 soldiers and 75,000 families participated in yoga sessions with great zeal and enthusiasm, he said, adding officers and other ranks of Udhampur Military Station participated in the event with enthusiasm.

Qualified yoga instructors were involved the yoga sessions, he added.