Faculty & students (PGDM Batch 2019-21) of GL Bajaj Institute of Management & Research, Greater Noida attended an Online Webinar on the topic “How to Keep Mentally and Physically Sound During Lockdown and Post Lockdown” on Thursday, May 07, 2020 under the visionary guidance of Mr. Pankaj Agarwal, Vice Chairman, GL Bajaj Educational Institutions and Dr. Ajay Kumar, Director, GLBIMR. The speaker of the session was Dr. Varsha Narayanan, Consultant for Family Medicine and Holistic Health, Founder of Dr. Varsha’s Health Solutions, MBBS (Gold medalist), MS (Oph) from Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi.
The session started with welcome address delivered by Dr. Ajay Kumar, Director, GLBIMR. During the session, Dr. Varsha Narayanan stated that Covid-19 leads to anxiety and the circulation of information on various social media platforms is creating confusion. She emphasized that Covid-19 is not that deadly and in 98% of the cases, the symptoms are mild and curable and only 2% cases are serious and needs acute attention. She shared that during lockdown, students should help in household work & use this time to connect with family. She further emphasized that one should develop hobbies & learn something new to maintain mental and emotional balance. She also mentioned that we spend a lot of time on social media, so she guided upon how much of screen time should be given to it & advised not to rely on any message which is not validated and confirmed. She also suggested keeping a tab on weight gain and adopting healthy eating habits during lockdown. Before concluding, she also discussed about ‘New Normal’ & said that post lockdown, hygiene will be a way of life and people will value the gift of life.
Overall, it was a highly engaging and learning experience for the students & finally the session concluded with Vote of Thanks.