Published On : Thu, Jan 8th, 2015

CM Devendra Fadnavis suggests yoga for policemen to relieve them of stress

Devendra Fadnavis Nagpur CM

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis appears to be concerned about the mounting stress on policemen owing to the hectic working hours they undergo. And guess what solution he passed on as the remedy! Yes he advised yoga to all. Addressing a day long yoga workshop for policemen in Mumbai, Fadnavis suggested the officials to make yoga a part of their lives as it brings positive energy to the body and mind.

Fadnavis said everybody knows the importance of yoga, but they hardly practice it. “I think the police department should regularly do yoga,” he said. He assured that the government was with the police in good and bad times, and that it was initiating all possible measures to boost the confidence and morale of the department. “Usually police personnel remain awake for others, ensure the programmes of others are held successfully and work day and night to maintain law and order. I know Mumbai Police, one of the top police departments in the world, while performing their duty they face stress and pressure,” he said.

“They do not get to do anything for themselves. Police never organise any programme for themselves as they do not get time. I am happy that this one-day course has been organised by Mumbai Police for their personnel,” he said. As many as 60 personnel from different police stations across the city are participating in the course in an effort to reduce stress endured by them. Yoga brings positive energy to the body and thinking, the Chief Minister said. “Of late, the entire world is looking towards the yoga and even United Nations has recognised its significance. People are using exercise equipment or going to gym to maintain good health. However, yoga goes one step further as it not only heals the body, but even the thoughts,” the CM said.

Mumbai Police Chief Rakesh Maria assured the chief minister that the police force would do its best to fetch more results in future.