India may make yoga mandatory for its police

Here’s another piece to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s emphasis on yoga: the country’s police may have to start doing yoga.

Here’s the report from the Economic Times:

Sripad Yesso Naik, minister of state with independent charge of AYUSH (ayurveda, yoga& naturopathy, unani , siddha and homoeopathy), said the government in January launched an ambitious exercise under which will all defence and police departments will gradually take to practicing yoga everyday over the next three to five years. The move is part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s emphasis on yoga promotion.

“As part of preparations for grand celebrations of the International Yoga Day on June 21, we plan to ready at least 1,000-1,500 yoga trainers who will, in turn, train people across the country in yoga. We have decided to start with the police and paramilitary personnel, among other defence staff, to first undergo this training,” Naik tod ET. The country’s first minister for traditional medicine said all policemen should do yoga for at least half an hour every day.

It’s worth clicking through to check the cartoon that goes with it.

Half an hour a day doesn’t sound too taxing, right?

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