The Wellness Fair organised by M. C. Kejriwal Vidyapeeth
Published on: 04 Nov 2023
Our mental health is crucial for our overall well-being, affecting our emotions, thoughts, and social life. Unfortunately, it often gets ignored. To raise awareness and challenge the stigma surrounding mental health, M. C. Kejriwal Vidyapeeth organised a Wellness Fair on 4 November 2023 at the school campus. The school's Chairman, Mr Kishan Kumar Kejriwal, on whose initiative the Wellness Fair was held, was present to encourage and motivate the parents and students.
One of the highlights of the event was a panel discussion on the importance of mental health. The discussion was moderated by the well-known psychologist and founder and managing director of HLS India, Mr Amitabh Mohan, and featured the participation of Dr Sarmishtha Chakrabarti, an eminent psychiatrist and executive committee member of The Indian Psychiatric Society, West Bengal; Mr Bobby Chakraborty, renowned actor, activist and teacher of method acting; and Dr Anamika Sinha, reputed psychologist and Director, Manovikas Kendra. The discussion explored the close relationship between mental and physical health, and was much appreciated by the parents and students who attended it.
In addition to the panel discussion, distinguished healthcare professionals and wellness experts hosted various interactive stations, providing a wide range of services to educate parents and students about different therapeutic approaches, including art, music, movement, relaxation, meditation, and access bars, which can enhance mental well-being and promote healthier coping strategies. Moreover, medical professionals, paediatricians, and nutritionists were on hand to offer guidance on numerous methods to improve physical health.
Ms Mallika Mukherjee, Principal, M. C. Kejriwal Vidyapeeth, expressed, "We aspire for this initiative to raise awareness and foster greater sensitivity towards mental health issues, encouraging everyone to unite in the effort to overcome the stigmas associated with mental health."