On the occasion of the 9th International Day of Yoga (IDY-23) under the theme ‘Ocean Ring of Yoga’ and ‘Yoga from Arctic to Antarctica’, yoga camps were conducted by units of Western Naval Command (WNC) as per Common Yoga Protocol (CYP) promulgated by the Ministry of Ayush. A total of over 7000 naval personnel and defense civilians (including family members) took part in camps organized at various locations, which included naval units based in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, and Karnataka. Yoga was also conducted by naval personnel on board naval ships and submarines on the high seas and in five foreign ports with great enthusiasm showcasing the benefits of yoga across the oceans and in accordance with the prescribed theme.
‘The Yoga Institute’ one of the oldest organized yoga centers in the world conducted yoga sessions on board INS Visakhapatnam and INS Mormugao at the naval dockyard in Mumbai with Vice Adm Dinesh K Tripathi, FOC-in-C, Western Naval Command being Chief Guest for the event. Special yoga sessions were conducted for the naval personnel and their families at Navy Nagar in Colaba and also for the children of Navy Children School across the Command to inculcate the spirit of Yoga among the younger generation.