IEP CHANDIGARH JULY 07, 2022
The Equal Opportunity Cell of Mehr Chand Mahajan DAV College for Women, Chandigarh, under the aegis of Swachhta Committee (Commerce), organised an online interactive session on Female Health and Wellness. The resource person for the session was Dr. Ananya Kumar, Faculty, Department of Pharmacology, AIMS, Mohali. Dr. Ananya covered various aspects of women’s health in detail including menstrual health, breast cancer, birth control and mental health. Various mental health issues like anxiety of menarche, relationship anxieties and depression were also discussed in detail.
Dr. Ananya made the students aware about the eight dimensions of wellness i.e. social, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, physical, environmental, financial, and occupational. The session had 118 participants. In another event, the PG Department of Economics and Swachhta Committee (Arts) organised an expert lecture on ‘Economic Indigenous Techniques in Waste Management’ to raise awareness about the importance of waste management.
The resource person, Dr. Sandeep Kaur, Assistant Professor, Department of Food Science of the college, highlighted the benefits of circular economy in waste management.
Dr. Kaur discussed the latest case studies of innovations in waste management including the innovations of Plastic Man of India Dr. Rajagopalan Vasudevan, Recycle Man of India Binish Desai, etc. She also elaborated the waste management practice in the college wherein dual waste management system has been adopted to use the mess waste in order to produce biogas and compost.
Principal Dr. Nisha Bhargava lauded the endeavours of the organising teams for sensitising the stakeholders about the important aspects of female health and waste management. She added that such initiatives help in widening the horizons of the students and empower them to deal with various challenges.