Stress Management, Legal Awareness and Health Management  Workshop

Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram organized a workshop for all the staff members on the 11 September, 2018. The workshop was divided into three interactive sessions conducted for the teachers in the Audio Visual Hall. The purpose of the workshop was to create awareness about issues relating to Physical Health, Stress management, Juvenile Justice, and the POCSO Act. These workshops were coordinated by Ms. Niva Chhonkar and Ms. Vandana Chandhoke.

Session 1
Importance of Health, Hygiene & Nutrition
Dr. Manika Khanna, Founder Director, Gaudium- IVF & Women Health Centre 

An interactive session on the ‘Importance of Health, Hygiene & Nutrition’ commenced with the Vice Principal, Ms.Anita Singh, felicitating the keynote speaker, Dr. Manika Khanna, Founder Director, Gaudium- IVF & Women Health Centre. She is a recognized name in the field of infertility in women and is also an alumnus of the school. Dr. Manika stressed on the importance of taking the right nutrition according to one’s age. She also emphasized on the vital role that exercise plays in adults, in the prevention of various ailments like obesity, diabetes and heart problems. She elaborated on the importance of a balanced diet through the intake of carbohydrates, proteins, fruits, vegetables and some amount of fats. She spoke about menstrual hygiene, the importance of proper nutrition, healthy eating habits and other issues. The Headmistress, Ms. Rashmi Malhotra, extended the vote of thanks.

 Session 2
Anger and Stress Management, Rude Behaviour and Malicious Gossiping
Ms. Suparna Goel and Team

This enlightening and enriching workshop for the teachers was on the role of Meditation in relieving stress and the importance of holistic living. The purpose of organizing this workshop was to introduce teachers to meditation so that they could be more productive in their personal and professional lives. The session was beautifully conducted by Ms. Suparna Goel and her team from Heartfulness Institute, a global non-profit organization recognized by the United Nations. Ms. Goel, highlighted the importance of managing stress through meditation and how meditation could be practiced. The latter part of the session was taken by Dr. Rahul Mehrotra, Associate Director & Head, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Max Super Speciality Hospital. He elucidated on the fusion of science and spirituality. He substantiated this idea with an array of facts. The session was brought to end by Ms. Sujata Sarin with a practical demonstration of how meditation can help to continually empty our hearts of complexities, filling them with purity, light and love. The Vice Principal, Ms. Anita Singh, extended the vote of thanks.

Session 3
Legal Counselling on Anti-bullying, POCSO and  JJ Act
Geetanjali Goel, Additional District and Sessions Judge, Director,National Legal Services Authority

Ms. Geetanjali Goel spoke to the teachers about the POCSO Act, 2012 and the Juvenile Justice Act, 2015.She discussed the important features of these Acts like complete privacy and gender neutrality. She also stressed on the mandatory role of teachers in reporting any incident of child abuse. Teachers must learn to recognize the symptoms of abuse and know how to deal with it. It is the responsibility of the school and management to be vigilant at all times. She suggested many measures to prevent bullying in schools. The session ended with a vote of thanks by the Headmistress, Ms. Rashmi Malhotra.