GHSC organizes National Webinar on “Nutrition and Lifestyle Management during Covid-19”

Chandigarh: Government Home Science College organized a National webinar on “Nutrition and Lifestyle Management during COVID -19” funded and supported by National Commission for Women with the aim to sensitize underprivileged women and the public at large. Sh. S.S Gill, I.A.S, Education secretary, Chandigarh Administration, gave the inaugural address in webinar and applauded the tireless efforts of the college in sensitizing masses about the importance of nutrition, under the Principals’ leadership since the initiation of the Poshan Abhiyaan 4 years back.

Principal, Prof. Sudha Katyal gave the keynote address and set the tone for the webinar highlighting ,“ Let Food be thy medicine”. She provided a brief history on the initiation of PoshanMaah celebrations launched by Hon’ Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on International Women’s Day in the year 2018. She elaborated on the ‘Multi-ministerial convergence’ feature of the Abhiyaan. Dr. Katyal highlighted the game changers in coping with COVID 19 and urged everyone to improve one’s immunity by adopting good food habits and a healthy and active lifestyle.

Dr Snigdha, Asst. Professor of Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology, PGIMER spoke about Impact of Covid 19 on women’s health and how they faced unprecedented problems which led to their deteriorating health conditions. Dr Madhu Gupta, Professor Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, PGIMER busted the already existing myths related to the vaccination drive in India and gave insightful set of observations on dealing with the post Covid Complications. Further, Dr. Neelam Khaterpal, Emeritus Prof. Foods and Nutrition, HAU, Hisar elaborated on how to prepare oneself for the next wave and the lessons one should take away from this ongoing pandemic.