In the heart of Abujmarh, a region on the borders of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh in India, the police officials are facing intense situations as they work hard to maintain peace and order in the midst of the Naxalite-Maoist insurgency. To support these officials in their duties, the C20 WG – Integrated Holistic Health conducted a series of workshops on stress release, yoga, and meditation.
The workshops were not limited to police officials alone; they also included young trainees and youth tribals from the interior Naxal-hit areas of Bastar who joined the police forces to contribute to the betterment of society. The goal of the workshops was to provide tools and techniques that can help individuals release stress and achieve mental clarity, leading to an increase in self-confidence and self-love.
The police officials in the region face uncertain circumstances daily. As one officer put it, “When we leave in the morning for our duty, we are not sure whether we will return alive.” These workshops provided them with a much-needed opportunity to release stress and tension and learn techniques that can help them cope with their challenging work environment.
After the workshops, many participants came forward to share their feedback, expressing their gratitude for the opportunity to participate in the workshops. They stated that they had gained more self-confidence and a better understanding of their goals. Additionally, they expressed that the workshops had instilled in them a sense of self-love, which they believe will help them in their future endeavors.
The Head of the police in the region praised the workshops, saying that such sessions on stress release, yoga, and meditation are crucial for police officials, and they should be a regular part of their training regimen. The police officials also extended their gratitude to C20 Chair, Mata Amritanandamayi Devi (Amma), for her efforts in reaching out to such remote locations and providing much-needed support.
In conclusion, the workshops conducted by C20 WG – Integrated Holistic Health have had a significant impact on the lives of the police officials and young trainees in Abujmarh. They have provided them with practical tools to help them cope with the stresses of their work and achieve mental clarity, leading to a sense of self-confidence and self-love. We hope that more such workshops will be conducted in the future, not only in Abujmarh but also in other regions of the country facing similar challenges.