One week Yoga camp was concluded today in the Police Lines Amritsar, where more than 300 police officers of various ranks right from Constable to SSP participated. Amritsar Police in collaboration with Amritsar Chapter of Patanjali Yog Vidyapeeth Hardwar(founded by Swami Ramdev) has organized this camp for the benefit of the police officers.
The idea behind this camp is mental and physical development of the officers as well as to change their mindset to deal with the common people. It is going to change the work culture of the police towards commoners as well as to improve police public relations.
Besides this, 20 police officers have been selected for advanced Yoga Course so that they can be trained as Yoga Teachers. Amritsar Police is going to include yoga in the daily routine of the police officers. Every morning, the police stations and other units will have yoga classes in future.
District Coordinator of Patanjali Yog Vidyapeeth Subhash Suman and Awan Parashar along with other yoga teachers were prominent to make this camp successful. SP Kewal Kumar, Kaustubh Sharma, DSP Shailender Singh, Lakhbir Singh, Manjit Singh and SHOs of various Police Stations alongwith their subordinates participated in the camp. Vijay Pratap Singh, SSP of Amritsar is also well versed in yoga having Diploma in this discipline.
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Yoga as stressbuster for cops
21 Aug 2007, 0226 hrs IST,Yudhvir Rana,TNN
The SP said about 20% policemen were obese and yoga along with routine exercises and parade have helped them to reduce weight and be physically fit.
He said district police had especially sent head constable Baldev Singh to Patanjali Yog Peeth, Haridwar, for yoga training. Now, he imparts yoga training to policemen, so that they could also practice it at home with their families.
He said apart from normal stresses, the long working hours affects policemen and for this yoga has proved to be the best cure.