World Health Day Celebrated at Modi College
Multani Mal Modi College Patiala celebrated World Health Day on the Founding Day of World Health Organisation. The theme provided by WHO for the year 2018 is Universal Health Coverage, Everyone, Everywhere. Dr. Nidhi Verma Medical Officer, CMO Office, Patiala was the expert speaker on this occasion.
College Principal Dr. Khushvinder Kumar welcomed the expert speaker and said that health is the most crucial development indicator of a healthy nation. Dr. Harmohan Sharma introduced the theme and the expert speaker. Addressing the students Dr. Nidhi Verma discussed the importance of balanced diet for combating malnutrition and morbidity rates among population. She elaborated how our eating patterns are determined by social realities. Widely prevalent gender discrimination and misconceptions/myths about our diet are pushing large number of population specially women in chronic circles of anemia and vicious circle of malnutrition. She advised the students to consult a specialist in case of any health problem instead on relying on social media and internet. Vice Principal of the college professor Baljinder Kaur felicitated the chief guest and She advised the students to recognize their health needs and to eat nutritious diet.
Six students from various streams of the college participated in paper reading contest and shared their views on different areas related to Health for all. Student Harsukhpaawan Kaur presented this thought provoking paper on mental health, while Jaspreet Singh analysed health hazards of Non-Communicable Diseases in India. The paper of another student Ramanjot Kaur was about health awareness, Kuljit Singh discussed the importance of spirituality for healthy life, Rajneet Kaur shared the benefits of meditation and the paper of Gagandeep Kaur cautioned about Cancer and Water pollution in Punjab.
An Intra talk “AASHAYEIN” was presented by Amitesh Marwah, the state youth coordinator, Art of Living, Punjab to discuss various techniques and methods for living stress free in life.