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World Press Freedom Day: Srinagar Passport Office Organises Meditation Program For Journalists

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India]: The Regional Passport Office in Srinagar on Wednesday organized a meditation session under the banner of Vihangam Yog meditation aiming at mental health and well-being of journalists on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day.

At the event, meditation instructor Bharat Ratna described its philosophy and taught how to practice yoga. Journalists from various media organizations in the region participated in the program.

The event began with a welcome speech by the Regional Passport Officer, who highlighted the importance of mental health for journalists who are often exposed to stressful situations and work under tight deadlines.

“This is basically a stress management programme. This programme is organized for the media persons because they have to go through stress all the time and meditation is the only way to burst the stress,” Regional Passport Officer, Dravinder Kumar said while talking to media.

He further emphasized that it was dedicated to the Kashmiri Journalists.
“The programme was dedicated to the Kashmiri Journalists as they were told how to manage the stress during work,” he added.

During the program, participants were taught the Vihangam Yog meditation technique and breathing exercises that could help reduce stress and anxiety.

Taranum, a Kashmiri journalist while talking to ANI said called the programme a “great initiative” taken by RPO as it was specially organized for the Kashmiri journalists.

“Through this event, we learned different stress-busting asana,” she said.
World Press Freedom Day, celebrated on May 3 marks a day to tribute to restless services by journalists as observers of democracy.

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