• Tue. Jul 23rd, 2024


Yoga is a vital practice for military personnel, who face physically and mentally demanding conditions while serving on the frontlines.

It enhances their overall well-being by improving both physical and mental health, thereby boosting their resilience and performance in demanding environments.

Today 10th International Yoga Diwas, jointly celebrated by Army and locals of strategic Tawang at Tawang Stadium at altitude of 9,000 feet.

More than 1200 locals and 800 Army and paramilitary personnel participated. Commander, Brigadier Vipul Singh Rajput, steered the proceedings, in presence of Sh Namgay Tshering, MLA Tawang and Civil administrative officials.

Brigadier Rajput enlightened the gathering about the benefits of Yoga in the modern life, importance of meditation, how to improve the mental power and physical well being.

Tawang is located in the north eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh, which shares a border with Tibet. It is situated close to the Line of Actual Control (LAC) that separates India and China. Its proximity to the border makes it strategically important for India’s defense and security interests.

Military Presence: India maintains a heavy military presence in Tawang and the surrounding areas to secure its borders with China. The Indian Army has a significant presence in the region to monitor and respond to any threats along the border.

“Yoga adds required strength and versatility towards operational readiness of our soldiers against Northern Adversary in the strategic Tawang sector, a Prequisite for secured & impregnable borders in Arunachal Pradesh.” Says a senior Army official but did not wish to be identified.

Cultural and Religious Significance: Tawang is home to the Tawang Monastery, which is the largest monastery in India and an important cultural and religious center for Tibetan Buddhism. The monastery holds historical and spiritual significance for the people of the region, making it an important cultural asset for India.

Hydroelectric Potential: Tawang is also known for its hydroelectric potential due to its rivers and mountainous terrain. The region has the potential for developing hydroelectric projects, which can contribute to India’s energy security and economic development.

(Author is a Senior Journalist working for British Media with 20 years of experience in covering the east and northeast, with specialisation in Defence and Sports.In her illustrated career she has covered many major events and achieved International and National media awards for Journalism)

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