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Men in khaki walk for better health in Mysore

Staff Correspondent

Traffic policemen encouraged to look after their health


Police officers and traffic personnel scale Chamundi Hills on foot

Traffic policemen advised to be polite with

traffic offenders


MYSORE: Sunday morning was a refreshing experience for police officers and traffic personnel for they scaled the Chamundi Hills on foot as part of the health awareness walk, which was launched to spread awareness about health and fitness among the men in khaki.

Led by Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime and Traffic) Rajendra Prasad, nearly 200 traffic police personnel (from constables to the Deputy Commissioner of Police) started a brisk walk from the foothills of Chamundi near the SDM Institute of Management Development to the hilltop, through the road connecting both.

Mr. Prasad said that the idea behind the exercise was to spread awareness among traffic policemen on the need to look after their health. For this, they should undergo daily workouts to maintain high fitness levels. The health awareness walk was launched to sensitise them on these aspects, he said. The walk will be a regular feature once a month, so the momentum was built and the policemen continued it through their profession, according to the police. “The traffic policemen have to stand for long hours leading to health problems due to frequent inhalation of smoke. They are under stress and therefore need to keep their body and mind fit to fulfil their job responsibilities successfully ,” a traffic police officer said.

After the walk, the police personnel assembled at the SDM Institute where Mr. Prasad spoke to the traffic police officers and advised them to be polite with traffic offenders as a step to educate them on refraining from committing offences.

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