Maya Academy of Advanced Cinematics (MAAC), a visual effects and animation training institute, in association with the Bangalore Traffic Police, organised the third phase of their stress management workshop for traffic police on Saturday.

Conducted for Assistant Commissioners and Inspectors this time, the workshop aimed at reducing their stress levels. A spokesperson of MAAC said the participants were counselled on diet and exercise.

Speaking after the event, Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic) M. Abdulla Saleem said that the initiative would help traffic policemen cope with arduous working conditions in every kind of weather and with increasing number of vehicles.

The Traffic Training Institute, Bangalore, also organises training courses for the traffic police, including life-saving course. The institute also held health check-up for the police personnel, a chief trainer said.

A senior officer-participant said: “The training programme was limited to senior officials, so that they can teach the techniques of managing stress to their juniors in the Traffic Department. Enduring stress on a prolonged basis reduces work performance and manifests itself in the form of severely debilitating conditions.”

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