CRPF starts de-stressing programme for its personnel

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New Delhi, Oct 26 (UNI) The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has started a special training programme for its personnel, deployed in volatile areas, to educate and help them reduce their stress levels and frustration.

Started as a pilot project, CRPF personnel will be given an eight-day training in batches to educate them how to overcome the stress they undergo during deployment in difficult areas away from their families, CRPF Director General S I S Ahmed said today. Two personnel will be drawn from each batch which will have 184 personnel for the training programme. The programme will be repeated every eight days.

The propgramme, 'Sanjivni', will be reviewed after three months.

Addressing a press conference on the occasion of 68th anniversary of the CRPF, Mr Ahmed said that under the present system, the entire force of 201 battalions is deployed in some part of the country. The personnel do not get any rest which affects their stress levels.

''They need some rest and recreation,'' he said.

During the training, their wives will also be allowed to stay with them so that they are also trained to beat stress when away from their husbands.

''By training them how to cope with stress, will reduce their levels of frustration they undergo by being away from their families for long periods,'' the DG said.

UNI

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