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Webinar on well-being

Webinar on well-being

NSS wing of Lyallpur Khalsa College Technical Campus during a herbal gardening drive on the eve of World Environment Day.

Jalandhar: A webinar was organised by the Bowry Memorial Educational and Medical Trust to overcome the increasing physical illness and mental stress among children of Innocent Hearts School during the pandemic, the theme of which was “Mindfulness and Well-Being in the New Normal”. Nutritionist from Ludhiana Anvita Chatwal, paediatrician Dr Nupur Sood, and psychologist Himani Singh Mittal were invited as speakers. Invited speakers cleared the doubts going on in the minds of the parents for the children at present. Dr Nupur Sood said nowadays parents are worried about hyper activities of children, obesity and how to increase the immunity of the children and how to save the children from the third wave of the pandemic. Dietician Anvita Chatwal explained to the parents that to a large extent, the diet of children affects mental and physical changes. Psychologist Himani Mittal said that to reduce the mental stress of children, to increase their immunity and for the changes coming in their nature, we all have to work together. Parents should maintain balance in food as well as keep the environment pleasant and positive while making sure that they spend time with the children, she gave the final tip.

Webinar on Eye Care Awareness

A webinar on Eye Care Awareness in association with the Education Cell of PIMS was organised at Sanskriti KMV School to raise awareness amongst students and parents about ‘Mucormycosis’ (Black Fungus). The infection emerged during the second wave of coronavirus and its symptoms and ways to prevent were discussed. The resource person for the webinar was Dr. Tania Moudgil (Prof of the Department of Ophthalmology, PIMS). Dr Moudgil started the session with popular manifestations of Covid-19 which included Kerato-Conjunctivitis, Dry Eye Disease and Mucormycosis. During the session, she acquainted the students with the theories of developing mucor, its symptoms and also preventive measures of the disease. She recommended everyone to use fresh masks, big screens, eat right, adopt correct sitting posture and eye exercises to abstain from eyelid edema, redness in eyes, watery eyes and vision loss. She also clarified the student doubts regarding ‘Ocular Health’.

Dr Surinder Pal Mand is DSW

To consider and resolve the issues related to the students in the Lyallpur Khalsa College, Principal Dr Gurpinder Singh Samra appointed Dr Surinder Pal Mand Assistant Prof in PG Department of Punjabi as Dean, Student Welfare. Handing over the appointment letter, Principal Dr Samra congratulated Dr Mand and gave him best wishes for fulfilling the new responsibilities diligently. He said that Dr Mand is a talented teacher and he is happy to hand over the responsibility of Dean Student Welfare to a young teacher. He said that Dr Mand apart from being the Convener of Scholarship at college, is also serving as the Coordinator of the Punjab Centre for Migration Studies. Dr Gopal Singh Butter, Head, PG Department of Punjabi, congratulated Dr Mand on becoming the Dean. On this occasion, Dr Surinderpal Mand thanked the Principal for expressing his confidence in him for this post.

Virtual cultural exchange programme

Apeejay School, Mahavir Marg, kickstarted a virtual cultural exchange initiative with South Korea’s Daejeon High School this week. The young cultural ambassadors from both schools interacted online with excitement and enthusiasm, undampened by the pandemic through multiple sessions for understanding of their cultural diversities. Deajeon High School, South Korea, as the host school, commenced the inaugural session with a round of introduction of their school and hobbies that was followed by a virtual tour of their school. A piano recital by a South Korean student set the tone for a delightful cultural exchange session on the online platform that was reciprocated by a mesmerising rendition of Kathak, a Classical Indian dance by Radhika and Misha from Class XI. The star highlight of this vibrant session was Anandita who introduced herself in Korean language and put up a dance presentation on Kpop Album Dynamite, a popular Korean number.

Online summer camp organised

With the summer already knocking our doors, it’s time to beat the heat and let the kids explore with extra-curricular activities in the spare time. State Public School feels proud in organising online summer camp. The camp is witnessing an over whelming participation of students, eager to avail the rich experience. This camp is offering yoga/meditation, table manners, life skill activities, cooking without fire, English communication, art and craft, best out of waste and mental ability classes. The participants are enthusiastically giving their best and appreciating the efforts done by the school staff for making the summer camp still live in this adverse scenario also. President Dr Narotam Singh and vice-president Dr Gagandeep Kaur along with Principal Savina Bahl said that they are glad at the success of summer camp.

Virtual conclave on hospitality

Phagwara: GNA University organised a virtual conclave on “Hospitality Viz a Viz Technology: changing role of hospitality practitioners” with a key objective to keep students abreast of the latest technology and trends in tourism, hospitality entrepreneurship and accommodation sector. The session was inaugurated by Prof VK Rattan (Vice Chancellor, GNA University) and Prof (Dr) RK Mahajan (Registrar, GNA University) welcomed faculty and students from 50 different institutions across the world. Prof (Dr) Monika Hanspal presented the objectives for organising the conclave and Dr Sandilyan Ramunujam Pagaldiviti, Dean, Faculty of Hospitality introduced the conclave theme to all speakers and participants. The first session was on ‘Global Opportunities and Challenges in Tourism’. The second session was ‘Focus on Entrepreneurship in Hospitality’. The third session was focused on ‘Preparing Accommodation for Modern Travellers’. TNS

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