Kashmir observes International Yoga Day

Jammu/Srinagar: Scores of people performed yoga exercises in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday to mark the second International Yoga Day.

The main function was held at the Maulana Azad Stadium in Jammu, the winter capital of the state.

Union minister Jitender Singh was the chief guest at the event where yoga enthusiasts, mostly young boys and girls, took part.

A similar function was held in the summer capital Srinagar as well as at Leh and Kargil towns of Ladakh region.

In Udhampur town of Jammu region, where the Indian Army's Northern Command is headquartered, civilians and soldiers took part in yoga exercises.

A senior army officer told IANS that yoga was increasingly becoming an integral part of the military's fitness regime.

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