The Assam Rifles units under the Inspector General of Assam Rifles (South) in Manipur on Tuesday organised various activities as a prelude to the upcoming International Yoga Day to be held on June 21.
Activities conducted by 9 Sector Assam Rifles saw a participation of 700 persons including troops and civilians who attended the events at various locations.
Lectures highlighting the importance of a holistic approach to a healthy lifestyle, how yoga plays an important role in maintaining a balance between physical and mental fitness, benefits of yoga in reducing stress and preventing lifestyle diseases were the main activities of the day. Under the supervision of trained yoga instructors, the participants performed various breathing exercises and yoga postures as per the Common Yoga Protocol.
A number of workshops were conducted by 10 Sector Assam Rifles at Ukhrul and Kamjong. The school children heartily participated in the event organized as a precursor to the 4th International Yoga Day. The event was organized with an aim to enhance the awareness among the students and encourage them towards good health, fitness and discipline. Various forms of yoga postures were demonstrated before the students during the workshop.
The 26 Sector of the Assam Rifles conducted a yoga session prior to 4th International Yoga Day at Chelep Camp, St Peter School (Tengnoupal) and Company Operating Base Shaibol.
The event was aimed to popularize yoga and also to spread awareness about the benefits of yoga among the cadres, students and locals.
A lecture was also conducted in which it was explained that yoga is essentially a spiritual discipline based on an extremely subtle science which focuses on bringing harmony between mind and body.
Yoga sessions were organized by trained instructors of Assam Rifles, who explained and demonstrated the correct postures for various asanas while explaining their benefits.
Lecture on drugs: Moreh Battalion of 26 Sector Assam Rifles conducted a lecture on drug awareness in Chavangphai village under Tengnoupal district on Tuesday.
A total of 120 locals attended the lecture.
Chavangphai village, being a border village and ready availability of various kinds of drugs through the porous borders has disturbed the society to a great extent.
Individuals shared their stories about their acquaintances who have been a victim of drug abuse and how not only the individuals suffer because of drug abuse issues but also non-cooperation from family members further aggravates the situation. The lecture was concluded by taking a unanimous pledge to fight against the menace of drug abuse in the society.