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NCC Cadets Celebrate 10th International Day of Yoga with Nationwide Sessions

New Delhi: In a remarkable display of unity and wellness, eight lakh National Cadet Corps (NCC) cadets across India celebrated the 10th International Day of Yoga by participating in yoga sessions organized by the NCC. These sessions took place at schools, colleges, and iconic locations throughout the country, reflecting the widespread enthusiasm for this ancient practice.

Among the notable sites where the sessions were held were the Sun Temple in Konark, Odisha; Red Fort in Delhi; Dal Lake in Srinagar, J&K; Sabarmati Riverfront in Ahmedabad, Gujarat; Sanchi Stupa in Sanchi, Madhya Pradesh; Gateway of India in Mumbai, Maharashtra; Nainital Lake in Nainital, Uttarakhand; Jhansi Fort in Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh; and Victoria Memorial in Kolkata, West Bengal.

Chief of the Army Staff-designate Lt Gen Upendra Dwivedi, currently serving as the Vice Chief of the Army Staff, led the celebrations at a major event organized by the Indian Army Headquarters, Delhi Area, at the Cariappa Parade Ground in Delhi Cantonment. He performed various asanas alongside DG NCC Lt Gen Gurbirpal Singh, other senior officers, and approximately 250 NCC cadets.

Addressing the cadets, DG NCC Lt Gen Gurbirpal Singh highlighted the numerous benefits of yoga and encouraged the cadets to incorporate the practice into their daily routines to maintain physical and mental health. “Yoga is an immensely powerful tool for augmenting our overall health and well-being. It ensures the harmony of body and mind, which is paramount for the holistic development of our youth,” he stated.

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