GCW Parade hosts Int’l webinar on Fit India’–Azaadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav & World Mental Health Day


JAMMU: Government College for Women, Parade Ground, in collaboration with Government Degree College Sidhra, Jammu; Government Degree College, Chenani, Udhampur; Government Degree College Basohli, Kathua and Government Degree College Kakryal, Katra hosted an International webinar to observe ‘Fit India’ –Azaadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav & World Mental Health Day, 2021on the Theme- ‘Holistic Health’.

The aim of this mega event was to bring students, staff and community at large on a common platform to make them aware about healthy and fulfilling life. The mega event commenced on the 4th of October 2021 and concluded today.

Dr. Rajinder Kumar, Psychiatrist, GMC Jammu; Dr. T.R. Raina, Former Professor & Head Dept. Of Blood Transfusion, GMC, Jammu; Dr Mohd. Muzafer Khan, Founding member and Director Police Drug De-addiction Services, Srinagar; Dr ZibaVaghri, Associate Professor, University of New Brunswick, Canada and Dr Arun Gupta, Medical Officer, AYUSH, BAMS were eminent speakers.

They threw light on various aspects of good health and ways to manage psychological and physical wellbeing. Some important topics that were covered in the virtual meet were –Attitude and stigma towards mental health, Science of Yoga and stress management, Substance dependence and its impact on health and wellbeing, Early Child development and its role in health, Nutrition and mental health and panel discussion on Holistic Health. The Principals of the host colleges Dr S.P. Sarswat, GCW Parade ground; Dr C.K. Khajuria, GDC Katra; Dr Nidhi Kotwal, GDC Basholi; Dr Pragya Khanna, GDC Chenani; Dr Monika Sharma, GDC Sidhra also emphasized upon the importance of healthy lifestyle for students in particular and the community in general, which is often being neglected due to busy work schedule of everyday life and has become a matter of great concern amid the COVID-19 pandemic. They also appreciated the organizers of the program Prof. S.K Dhar, Coordinator and members IQAC GCW Parade Ground, NSS volunteers & NCC cadets of the five colleges, coordinators of the mega-event-Dr Piyali Arora, Dr Sunil Tanoch, Dr Shiv Mangal and Dr Punam from the five colleges and technical support team Mr. Antriksh Sehgal and Mr. Pranav Sharma.

The event concluded with inter college Poster Cum Slogan Writing competition, wherein Yash Paul Dogra and Sonia Katach of GDC Chenani bagged 1st and 2nd position respectively and Shallu Chalotra and Rachna of GDC Kakryl, Katra and Sania and Anshitga Sharma of GCW Parade Ground, Jammu conjointly won the 3rd position. The event was followed by a rally by NCC cadets and NSS volunteers and exhibition of posters to generate awareness on Mind-Body Fitness in the community.

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