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Orientation Programme on ‘Indian Knowledge System

Chandigarh: Government College of Education Sector-20D, Chandigarh organised a week long Orientation Programme on ‘Indian Knowledge System’ in Collaboration with Lokayurved on ‘Healthy Life Education through Ayurveda and Alternative Therapies’ from 21st to 27th July, 2023. The program was inaugurated by the Principal, Dr. Sapna Nanda. She welcomed and appreciated the resource persons of the program Ms. Shampriyaaa, Lokayurved key catalyst and Captain Harveer Singh, An ex-Army officer and International Speaker for enlightening the students and also congratulated Dean, Dr. A.K. Srivastava and organizing committee members for the initiative.

During the sessions, Ms. Shampriyaa talked about the concept of Vedas and focused on the scientific ways for a healthy life according to Ayurveda. Tailored physical regime based on age, immunity, doshas, geographical location, and food habits were recommended. The three doshas (Vaat, Pitta, and Kaph) were also discussed that fluctuate with the changing seasons. Additionally, the elucidation of India's six seasons and the understanding of the five tatva’s demonstrated the remarkable scientific acumen of our ancestors, imparting valuable lessons on maintaining harmony with nature. Importance of the integral relationship between the physical and subtle body in shaping an individual's mental and spiritual state was focused upon. She was motivated to embrace traditional techniques like meditation, yoga, and conscious breathing, empowering individuals to develop a deeper understanding of their senses and to cultivate a sense of inner peace and harmony.

On the concluding day, Captain Harveer Singh a renowned massage therapist created awareness on preventive and therapeutic measures for lifestyles (postural) disorders and healing effects of massage therapy. He shared that massage is perhaps one of the oldest healing traditions. He shared about the physical benefits of massage, including reduced muscle tension, improved circulation, stimulation of the lymphatic system, reduction of stress hormones, increased joint mobility and flexibility, improved recovery of soft tissue injuries and heightened mental alertness. He shared that many ancient people – including the Ancient Greeks, Egyptians, Chinese and Indians – were convinced of the therapeutic properties of massage and used it to treat a variety of ailments.

The organizer of the program Dean, Dr. A.K. Srivastava extended a formal vote of thanks to the resource persons for being the source of spiritual development, the concept of Ayurveda and massage therapy for the prospective teachers. The organizing committee members were Dr. Neelam Paul, Dr. Suman Khokhar, Dr. Rajni Thakur, Mr. Ravinder Kumar, Ms. Sonika and Mr. Manish. The enriched program served as a reminder of the timeless wisdom that can enrich modern lives and lead to a sense of fulfilment and contentment in today’s chaotic time.

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