Karnal: KVA DAV College for Women, Karnal, organised a webinar on “Yoga and meditation: Path to happiness and peace.” Resource person of the webinar was Shuchika Batra, a yoga and meditation expert. Dr Anju Narwal, organising secretary, highlighted the importance of yoga and meditation in routine life, especially during the ongoing pandemic. Principal Sujata Gupta addressed the virtual gathering and opined that yoga and meditation keep body fit and release stress. Dr Anuratha Nagia, organising secretary, formally introduced resource person Shuchika Batra, who is a wellness coach, corporate trainer and full time associated with ‘The Art of Living.’ Batra demonstrated some useful breathing and yoga techniques to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Dr Monika Saini, convener of the webinar, said 213 participants had registered for the webinar out of which around 100 attended it.
Discussion on mental health
Karnal: All India Association of Medical Social Work Professionals (AIAMSWP), North Zone, organised a panel discussion on “Mental health considerations in context of COVID-19 pandemic: Academic perspective”. Invited panellists included Dr Vanita Dhingra, Associate Professor, Department of Social Work, Kurukshetra University, Dr Amit Chandra, Policy Fellow, Centre for Civil Society, Noida, Vandana Vohra, Counsellor, St Theresa Convent School, Karnal. They discussed ways to effectively deal with the situation that arised due to Covid pandemic especially from academic perspective and also how to enhance and maintain mental health. BR Shekhar, President of AIAMSWP, from AIIMS, New Delhi, delivered the welcome address. Raghvendra Rai, Joint Secretary, AIAMSWP, was the convenor of the panel discussion programme and the whole programme was moderated by Dr Prashant Srivastava, Zonal Secretary, North Zone, AIAMSWP. More than 100 persons participated in the discussion.
Talk on Ways to overcome stress
Karnal: Government College for Women, here, organised an international webinar on the topic “How to thrive in a stressful situation: Practical tips and techniques”. Principal Dr Anuradha Punia congratulated the organising team and extended greetings to the participants. Hamesh Yadav, behaviour consultant from Australia, was the keynote speaker. Yadav gave a lecture on stress reducing tips and techniques. Dr Hemant Verma, Deputy Director, Higher Education Department, Haryana, delivered a lecture on stress management technique for higher education teachers and gave a number of tips to combat stress. More than 200 participants attended the webinar.
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