The World Health Day was observed on 7th April 2017 by the Health and I club of DPS RK Puram, under the guidance of the Principal, Ms Vanita Sehgal, Vice Pricipals Dr Ms Renu Nayar, Ms Padma Srinivasan, Ms Anita Singh,Headmistress Ms Rashmi Malhotra, HOD Biology Ms Niva Chonkar and Ms. Jyoti Sharma, teacher in charge of Health and I club. The goal was to instil in students the importance of maintaining good health and to educate them about general principles of health and hygiene, immunisation against diseases, preventive aspects of communicable diseases, and many more facets crucial to remaining physically fit.
Dr. J.P Kapoor – Director, Directorate of Family Welfare, Govt. of India enlightened the students of the school. He was felicitated by the Vice-Principal, Ms. Anita Singh, and received a warm welcome from the students present. Ms. Anita Singh addressed the students, emphasizing the importance of maintaining balance between physical, mental and social well-being.
The students were thrilled to gain access to the vast insight of Dr, J.P. Kapoor in this field. He focused his talk on the interdependence of mental and physical health, highlighting its effect on other crucial factors of life. He shared information on the modes of transmission of communicable diseases and their prevention, along with the necessity of learning about maintenance of self-hygiene. An interactive session was conducted in the last phase of his talk, wherein students had the opportunity to clear any doubts in their minds through his expertise. Several activities and competitions were conducted to promote the importance of possessing a healthy mind and an able body.
A Collage-Making competition was organised for class VII on the preventive aspects of Dengue, Chikungunya and Malaria.
A ‘Focussed Group Discussion’ was organized in the Senior Biology Lab. The students of class XII participated in the discussion and expressed their views on the ‘Prevention of Communicable Diseases. The students were divided in three groups and each group was given a topic. The topics were: ‘Types of Diseases’, ‘How do Diseases spread’ and ‘Prevention of diseases.’ The students used their wit and knowledge and put forward their points. It was followed by a ‘Question and Answer’ round where each group was asked a question to test their concepts. The students actively participated in the event and made it a success.
A Poster Making Competition was conducted for the students of class VIII. The topics for the competition were. ‘Preventive Aspects of Leprosy’ and ‘Tuberculosis’. The students used their creativity to design the posters. Everyone participated with great enthusiasm.
The practice of Yoga helps develop the body and mind, bringing countless health benefits.
An enlivening yoga performance was skilfully showcased by the students of the school.
The day concluded with the screening of a short film relating to the World Health Day in all classrooms with the purpose of creating interest and inculcating the significance and importance of maintaining good and sound health.