Swami Ramdevji visited Police Line Amritsar and gave tips to Police officers to keep body and mind healthy to serve the society in a better way. He emphasizes that protectors of the society have to keep sound health and told that a sick cop cannot care for the citizens.
He also emphasizes the importance of Pranayam and various Asanas to keep a police man fit for duty. Citing the theory of karma, he also stressed upon inculcating moral values in the police for better service of the nation.
Besides police personnel of various ranks, a large gathering from the community participated in the camp.
He stated that the country is passing through a phase of transition because of degradation of moral values and ethical standards. He cited that Character building is the sole solution of this problem.
Swamiji said that bold and conscientious citizens are the hour of the day who do not bend upon greed, do not stop before obstacles and remain undeterred by criticism.
He appreciated Amritsar Police Chief Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh for introducing Yoga in the daily curriculum of the police.
It is pertinent to mention here that Amritsar Police adopted Yoga Route to improve police functioning by increasing core competencies. Yoga plays a key role in the police to reduce the stress level of the cops. The experiment is aiming to better police public relations and improved police behavior.
The first camp was organized in the May 2007 in the Police Line and Yoga was made a part of police routine. It was later on extended to all the Police Stations with active cooperation of the teachers of Amritsar Chapter of Patanjali Yog Vidyapeeth. Since then encouraging results have been coming out and fitness level of the police officials increased.
In the first week of January 2008, One week refresher camp was organized in the premises of Madhav Vidya Niketan Amritsar, where more than 500 police officers of various ranks right from Constable to SSP participated apart from school teachers and commoners. The camp was organized in collaboration with Amritsar Chapter of Patanjali Yog Vidyapeeth Hardwar (founded by Swami Ramdev). The inaugural address was given by Hon'ble Mr. Justice Permod Kohli of Punjab and Haryana High Court while Sant Balbir Singh Sinchewal addressed the concluding session.
Another refresher camp was organized in February 2008 under the guidance of Thakur Ranjan Das of Patanjali Yog Vidyapeeth, Hardwar.
In the March 2008, Acharya Balkrshanji visited Police Line Amritsar and bestowed his blessings to the cops and described the importance of Yoga in policing.