“Duvidha” successfully held in Saraswati Vidyalaya


“Duvidha” successfully held in Saraswati Vidyalaya

Saraswati Vidyalaya High School and Junior College is an old reputed school of Nagpur which has nurtured many students who have excelled and made a distinct name in India and abroad. Saraswati Vidyalaya Alumni Association (SVAA) is a registered body formed by ex-students of this school across more than 56 batches which pursues many social objectives. SVAA has joined hands with South Indian Education Society(SIES) to organize year-long events to commemorate forthcoming 125th anniversary of the school.

As part of these celebrations, a Counselling program workshop for parents of 9th standard students under insignia of “Duvidha” was recently organized by One Foundation and SVAA under aegis of SIES at Saraswati Vidyalaya High School wherein renowned Trainer Dr. Suresh Chari who himself is an ex-student of the school was the moderator. Dr. Anup Marar- Pediatrician & SVAA President, Dr. Jaya Shiwalkar-Psychologist and Smt.Poonam Menaria -Career Counsellor were the panelists for this undertaking.  At the outset, Shri. Prabhu Raman, Principal- Saraswati Vidyalaya welcomed the faculty members. Shri. Sameer Badhe & Shri.Randhir Nashine of SVAA and Shri.Ashwin Korde of One Foundation worked hard for the success of this event. Prominently present on this occasion were Shri. Vijay Sampath of SIES, Shri.Rajendra Kulkarni- Vice President & Shri.Mayank Sharma- Executive Member, SVAA.

Many issues dealing within growing children were discussed in an interactive manner. It was agreed that channel of communication between parents and children should always be kept open. It was contemplated that government should put a ban of smartphone usage below a particular age to control mobile addiction. It was also decided that just by sending their child to school and putting all responsibilities on the teachers is not the right outlook. Moreover, the overwhelming badgering of tuitions/ creative/ sports classes and pressuring the children to convert the dreams and aspirations of parents into reality without overlooking the passion and interest of child does puts lot of stress on the growing mind of child. Regular fights and raised temper between parents also affects the minds of children. Inculcating positive thoughts rather than negativities is crucial in growth of child. The overwhelming presence of parents justified the need of holding such program in all schools.

Global Hand Hygiene Day commemorated at OCHRI

Global Hand Hygiene Day commemorated at OCHRI

Clean hands – a recipe for good health




Recently, “Global Handwashing Day” was commemorated at Orange City Hospital & Research Institute. This event was jointly organized under aegis of Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM), Nagpur Chapter at NABH fully accredited Orange City Hospital & Research Institute. Dr. Devayani Buche, Senior Physician-OCHRI, was keynote speaker on this occasion.

In her speech, Dr. Buche stated that, “Every year October 15th is marked as a Global Handwashing Day. Global Handwashing Day is a global advocacy day dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding about the importance of handwashing with soap as an effective and affordable way to prevent diseases. Global Handwashing Day is an opportunity to design, test, and replicate creative ways to encourage people to wash their hands properly with soap at critical times.”

Dr. Nikhil Balankhe, Chairperson, SCCM- Nagpur Chapter expressed that, “Hands are the leading carriers of germs that cause diarrhoea and respiratory infections like pneumonia. Handwashing at critical times – such as before a meal or after using the toilet – stops the spread of disease-causing germs. Consistent handwashing with soap reduces the incidence of diarrhoea by nearly half and respiratory infections by 25% among children under 5 years. Handwashing with soap is a simple, but critical, way to ensure overall health.”

Dr. Vidya Nair, Director (Quality), Ravi Nair Hospitals Private Limited told that, “Hand hygiene is described by many health care workers as the single most important tool in preventing the spread of health care-associated infections between patients. Hence, at OCHRI, we motivate and insist our staff for frequent handwashing. Such practices have shown positive results in faster patient recovery.”

Complimenting efforts of SCCM on undertaking this endeavour of sensitising one and all about the importance of regular proper Handwashing; Dr. Anup Marar, OCHRI Director added that, “This year, the Global Handwashing Day theme focused on the links between handwashing and food – including food hygiene and nutrition. Handwashing is an important part of keeping food safe, preventing diseases, and helping children grow strong. This year’s tagline, “Clean hands – a recipe for health”, reminds us to make proper handwashing a part of every meal.”

Dr. Deepak Dongre, Dr. Supriya Bulbule, Dr. Himanshu Kotamkar, Ms. Jessy Abraham, Nursing I/c, Ms. Sindhu Rao, Ms. Nisha, Ms. Kumari Shaji, Ms. Savita Shende, Ms. Rosamma Raju, Ms. Sunita Patil, Ms. Preethi Joseph, Ms. Mary Chako, Ms. Kavita Bodile, Ms. Deepali Kawwal, WSS and large number of doctors and nursing staff were present on this occasion. Ms. Rahel Patrange, Ms. Shincy Jenson, Infection Control Nurses, Shri. Prashant Tichkule and Shri. Madhukar Chanore worked hard for the success of this program.

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