Mangaluru, June 21, 2018: Indian Coast Guardin Karnataka celebrated the International Day of Yoga on21stJune 2018 with the enthusiastic participation of officers, men in uniform and civilian employees at its Headquarters location Panambur, New Mangalore.
Preceding to the yoga day, the No 3 Coast Guard District(Karnataka) has organized practice sessions on yoga classes on 10th, 17th and 20thJune 2018 for officers, men in uniform to acclimatize the body to Yogic exercises. The participants were introduced to Yogasanas, Kapalbhati, Pranayama, Dhyna, Sankalpa and Meditation, as per the common protocol issued by Ministry of Ayush, Govt. of India. On the day of International Yoga Day on 21 June, 2018, an enthralling practice session with demonstrations were held with talks on Yoga and “Yoga Darhshan” by Brahma Kumaris from Mangaluru hamlets.
The IYD-2018 celebrations started with lighting of lamp by DIG SS Dasila, TM the Commander, Coast Guard Karnataka in the presence of Brahma Kumaris (Daughters of Brahma) and Ms. Uma Prashanth, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Mangaluru. DIG Dasila addressed the gathering about yoga and benefits of practicing Yoga to individual in everyday life and highlighted the potential for customization to suit the individual. Ms. Uma Prashanth, Dy Commissioner of Police shared her experience & wisdom about significance of Yoga in life. Brahma Kumaris delivered an excellent talk on “form of meditation that focuses on identity as souls, as opposed to bodies” and enlightened the participants.Dy Commandant Deepika Dhiman speaking on scientific relevance of Yoga has explained importance of Yogic life for a healthier body and mind.
All officers and men in uniform from all Coast Guard Air Enclave, 75 Air Cushion Vehicle Squadron, Indian Coast Guard Ships Savitri Bai Phule, Rajdoot, Amartya and Kasturba Gandhi at disposal of No 3 Coast Guard District Karnataka at New Mangalore participated in the event.
Braving the rough and high seas newly based state of art indigenously built ship Vikram showcased the importance of Yoga in facing the challenges posed by high seas so as to enhance the safe and secure Coast for the people of Karnataka while on routine patrol off coast of Karnataka and Lakshadweep & Minicoy group of Islands.