Monday, June 30, 2014

Health & Nutrition Awareness Seminar

It was a sunny Sunday afternoon when all the atmiyans of class VI to XII garnered at the Atmiya Prarthana Mandir, to receive and expand their knowledge on the importance of nutritional diet and physical fitness.

The guests were warmly welcomed and were escorted to the stage by our school’s principal Dr Vijay Patel. A very enthusiastic Prabhudarshan sir introduced the guests and explained to all the purpose of the session.

The session then started with poojan of Shri Thakorji and by seeking the blessing from the almighty. Dear Sachinbhai, Dhwanitbhai and Vinamrabhai welcomed the guests by offering them bouquet.

Dr Dinesh Sutaria, the coordinator of the session, gave brief introduction about his team and requested them to educate us with all the knowledge that they had.

Dr Lalit Kachhadiya, a dietian and nutritionist, gave us a presentation on the importance of nutritional diet. He explained the various merits and demerits of different types of food items that we eat on a regular basis. He also described in details an ideal diet intake with the defined nutritional value needed on a regular basis. He further explained the advantages of having a balanced diet and to avoid dieting or fasting to keep the body fit without the consent of a doctor.

Dr Satvik Govani, a physiotherapist, shed light on the importance of physical fitness and of regular exercise. He talked about the disorders that arise due to not exercising on a daily basis. Various tips were discussed by him on how to be fit and healthy including having a balanced diet and daily exercise. He concluded his presentation by responding to queries and doubts of students.

This very informative session then ended with vote of thanks by respected Vijay Sir to all the guests for their time and guidance and appealed to all to lead a healthy and fit life.

Reported by: Lalit Desai (Class 12 Science)

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