Zumba is considered a great alternative to traditional fitness programmes as it motivates you to get up and get moving with its signature music beats. If you are wondering what it offers, this helps in relieving stress and that’s what the police in Bangaluru recently decided to do. A hilarious video of Bengaluru police personnel from northeast division grooving to Samba beats during a Zumba training programme has gone viral, leaving the Twitterati amused. Also Read - Zomato Assault Row: Bengaluru Police Book Model For 'Framing Delivery Boy'
Shared by the Bengaluru city police on Facebook with the caption “Rhythmic stress buster — Zumba program for Police personnel of North-East Division”, the video features over 750 police personnel trying to learn Zumba. Also Read - Sandalwood Drugs Case: Bengaluru Police Suspend ACP, Constable For Allegedly Leaking Crucial Information
The video features 750 police personnel enjoying the fat burning and super challenging workout. As the department seeks to use Zumba as a relaxation technique for police personnel, around 30 teams of 25 members each participated in the programme. As the post went viral, Twitterati flooded social media with their reactions. A user wrote, “This should happen across the country amazing initiative.” Also Read - Ready to Serve the Nation! Over 13,000 People Register to Volunteer for Bengaluru Police Covid Duties
Another wrote, “Fantastic! It’s important to keep healthy the Body Mind & Soul of our Police, given the stressful nature of duties they perform. Very good.” “Great initiative. The only question is can police personnel dance while in uniform,” asked one user. Another post read, “Excellent initiative taken by dept for the staff. Leading a stressful life, the cops badly need such stuff to live some cheerful moments at least twice a month.”
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As reported in The Hindu, Bhimashankar Guled, DCP, (North East division), chose Zumba because it promotes coordination, synchronisation and team-building, which is the essence of the police department. It is also a way of ensuring the physical fitness of the officers is in check.