International Yoga Day Celebrations at Air Force and Army Establishments at Shillong and NER NCC Creats Record


Interantioanl Yoga Day was celebrated at various Air Force and Army esyablishments in Shillong and North East Region. At Headquarters Eastern Air Command, Air Force Shillong. Air Marshal SB Deo Ati Vishist Seva Medal, Vishist Seva Medal, Vayu Sena Medal, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Air Command, Indian Air Force was also present on this occasion. Yoga experts from Ramakrishna Mission Cherapunjee were invited for this purpose. Separate programs were conducted for ladies, children and personnel. A total of 500 volunteers participated in the event.

A yoga camp was organised by headquarters 101 area at shillong. All ranks of units and establishments located in the shillong station participated in the camp in large numbers. The aim of the camp was to reinforce the benefits yoga offers in tackling day to day rigours of life. The camp was in consonance with the objectives as laid down by ministry of AAYUSH. About 3000 personnel, ladies and children participated in the event.

National Cadet Corps (NCC), the premier youth organisation of the nation created a record for the largest yoga performance simultaneously by a single uniformed youth organization at multiple venues on 21 Jun 15. The cadets performed the asanas as per the protocol given by Ministry of Ayush from 0700 am to 0735 am at all venues. The performance of yoga by NCC cadets on International Day of Yoga was pan India at more then 1460 venues, including Leh in the North, Dwarka in the West, Tezu (Arunachal Pradesh) in the East, Nagarcoil (Kanyakumari) in the South and in the islands of Andaman & Nicobar and Lakshadweep. Under the aegis of NCC Directorate North Eastern Region Shillong, more than 56,000 cadets participated at 169 venues across the entire North Eastern Region. The number of NCC cadets from Meghalaya were 4958.

58 Gorkha Training Centre (58 GTC) and Assam Regimental Centre (ARC) under the aegis of HQ 101 area celebrated the “International Yoga Day” with great zeal and enthusiasm. At 58 GTC More than 1500 Officers, JCOs , Other ranks and their families and children attended the same. Yoga has been made part of training curriculum and is being practiced for strength and flexibility building for recruits. Assam regimental centre conducted yoga for total of 587 Officers, JCOs and Other Ranks in a special yoga programme organized to celebrate the event., Army public School, Umroi cantt observed International yoga day Nearly 300 students and staff participated in the event.