Nepal police told to lose weight

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Kathmandu, Apr 29 (ANI): Police in Nepal have been told to lose weight because they "look lousy" and people do not treat them as well, The Telegraph quoted a spokesman at the Nepalese Police Headquarters, as saying.

"When you are fat, you look lousy and it's obvious that perception of people towards you is not positive. They don't trust you," police spokesman Bigyan Raj Sharma said, adding annual tests would be introduced to monitor progress.

Mr Sharma said the initiative was the result of feedback received by the Secretariat of the Inspector General of Police from unhappy members of the public.

He said each of the force's 56,000 officers will be given an individual regime to help them keep fit, and issued with a target Body Mass Index.

Fitness and yoga sessions will be scheduled, following a successful yoga camp with the renowned Indian guru Swami Ramdev organised for police last month.

Sharma said that junior officers working in desk jobs were the worst affected by weight problems. (ANI)

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