International Yoga Day: BSF to celebrate at Indo-Pak border

Attari-Wagah border is a key tourist destination known for its famous lowering-the-flag ceremony, involving both forces of India and Pakistan

International Yoga Day, Wagah, Attari border
The Wagah-Attari border. File photo

On the occasion of International Yoga Day, the Border Security Force (BSF) is all set to celebrate the day at the India-Pakistan border at Attari-Wagah in Punjab’s Amritsar on June 21.

“International Yoga Day will be celebrated on June 21 at the Attari-Wagah border. The programme will start at 6 am in the presence of MoS Defence Ajay Bhatt. This has been organised by the government of India at 75 iconic locations all across the country,” BSF DIG Sanjay Gaur told ANI.

A famous tourist destination, the Attari-Wagah border is known for its much-famed lowering of the flags ceremony, which is attended by hundreds of visitors every day. The ceremony is jointly conducted by BSF and the Pakistan Rangers at the border.

The Yoga Day celebration will be a new addition to the festivities at the border.

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Ever since the International Yoga Day was launched by the Narendra Modi government in 2014, the event is celebrated on June 21 across India, with people from all walks of life – from students to politicians to military personnel in aboard warships and high-altitude postings – performing yoga asanas to mark the day.

The theme for Yoga Day this year is “Yoga for Humanity,” a marker of how the ancient practice helped mitigate the suffering of COVID-19.

The main event of the International Yoga Day will be conducted in Karnataka’s Mysuru this year and is expected to see the participation of thousands of yoga enthusiasts including yogis and yoga gurus.

 

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