Mumbai, Jan 8: Acknowledging the stress and pressure faced by policemen during duty hours, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today asked the officials to make yoga a part of their lives as it brings positive energy to the body and mind.
"I think yoga is essential for every individual. I am confident that after the workshop, the participants will feel nice and find a change in themselves," Fadnavis said after inaugurating a one-day yoga workshop for Mumbai Police at Prena Hall in south Mumbai.
"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.