Baba Ramdev wants to help keep the police who safeguard India’s borders by teaching them yoga. On Saturday morning, he held a yoga session for the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) who are responsible for guarding India’s borders with China, Nepal and Bhutan.
The yoga session with Baba Ramdev was held at the ITBP 39th Battalion campus in Surajpur in Greater Noida as part of a Training of Trainers (TOT) yoga camp which will last for one week.
According to the Hindustan Times, over 1,500 personnel and officers attended the session lead by one of the country’s most prominent yoga gurus. Baba Ramdev stayed at the camp with the police and personnel for over four hours.
Ten of the ITBP personnel will be trained to continue teaching yoga at the camp to keep the officers, healthy both physically and mentally.
“I will train ITBP personnel in yoga across their camps for their mental and physical health, which is essential to stand strong in a difficult terrain,” said Baba Ramdev.
He also shared how valuable yoga can be for the ITBP whose job asks much mental and physical fortitude from them.
“Over 9,000 soldiers keep us protected from the enemy at a height of 19,000 feet above the sea level, in harsh mountainous terrain. They protect us round the clock all through the year. It is important to keep them healthy,” he said.
The ITBP also recognizes how yoga can benefit the organization which was founded in 1962. They professionally trained mountaineers and skiers as cadets to join their ranks.
Jaspal Singh, ITBP deputy commandant said that yoga can help them stay physically fit and looks forward to holding more yoga camps for the trainers.
“The yoga camp is to train our personnel in the traditional ancient techniques for keeping them mentally and physically strong. Yoga training camps will be organised subsequently at other ITBP camps as well,” he said.