Yoga, PT made must for Seraikela-Kharsawan cops to ward off Covid | Jamshedpur News

JAMSHEDPUR: Seraikela-Kharsawan district police have incorporated yoga and physical training (PT) in the daily routine of police personnel to reduce stress amid the pandemic duty and to boost their immunity.
On Sunday, Yoga and PT sessions were held in 13 police stations and seven town out posts. “We included yoga and PT in the daily routine to boost immunity among our men and help them de-stress,” said Seraikela sub-divisional police officer (SDPO) Rakesh Ranjan.
With over 100 cops infected of Covid-19 in the district, social distancing and use of face masks have been made mandatory at the daily drill sessions.
Sunday’s session received a warm response from the cops, said Chandil circle inspector Sushma Kumari. “Such programs must be held regularly as it motivates the personnel,” she said.
Adityapur police station in-charge Rajendra Mahato said although the yoga and PT programmes were held at all the police stations as per the directions from the higher-ups, at Adityapur police station, they have been conducting yoga for cops at regular intervals for quite some time.
Notably, Seraikela-Kharswan district has reported 1,950 Covid-19 cases till Saturday night. Of them, 100 are cops who were infected while on duty.

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