Reality Show: Short Film to Lift Army Mens' Morale

The government has taken a number of steps to reduce the mental stress among the soldiers, which includes yoga and meditation.

Published: 13th March 2016 09:06 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th March 2016 09:25 AM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI: With nearly 450 cases of suicides by armed personnel—of which 350 were from the Indian Army—in the last three years, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) has made a short film to teach military personnel techniques to manage daily challenges, feel proud of their job and stay in high spirits. The film was made after year-long consultations with military doctors, psychologists and experts. It was released last week.

Reality.jpg“The endeavour has been to bring out the cost benefit appraisal of military life,” said K Ramachandran, director of Defence Institute of Psychological Research (DIPR), in a communication to the MoD. DIPR made the film, which provides an insight into restricting emotional thinking and how cognitive reappraisal is adopted by indicating the benefits in the acceptance of challenges, empathising, resource utilisation and emotional management. MoD summed up the reasons for suicides to occupational hazards, family and personal issues, domestic problems, perceived grievances, mental build, financial problems and inability to withstand stress. The film titled Self Help Aid for Managing Routine Challenges of Soldiers will be shown to all military formations.

The government has taken a number of steps to reduce the mental stress among the soldiers, which includes yoga and meditation as part of a unit’s routine.

Stay up to date on all the latest The Sunday Standard news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp