National Youth Day, the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, was celebrated by Department of Food Technology and Department of Mathematics, School of Applied and Life Sciences, Uttaranchal University. A Seminar was organized in association with National AIDS Control Organization (NACO), Red Ribbon Club and National Service Scheme (NSS) on 21st of January 2020. The theme of the Seminar was ‘Youth Health, Hygiene and Stress Management’. The event was conceptualized by Dr. V.K. Srivastava (Head – Department of Mathamatics ) and Dr. Shuchi Upadhyay (Head – Department of Food Technology) under the guidance of Dr. Ajay Singh (Principal – SALS).
Dr. Yasha Sirohi (M.B.B.S., Counselor and Psychotherapist), Dr. Nutan Mishra and Mr. Gagan Luthra (Technical Expert, NACO) were the experts for the seminar.
The program started with the ceremonial lighting of the lamp by all the experts, Dr. Shuchi Upadhyay (Head – Department of Food Technology), Dr. V. K Shrivastava (Head – Department of Mathematics), Dr. Nishesh Sharma (Head – Department of Biotechnology) and Dr. Bharti Ramola (Head- Cultural & Events, Uttaranchal University). Faculty Members of Department of Food Technology and Department of Mathematics, namely, Dr. Bindu Naik, Dr. Shweta Singh, Dr. Shilpa Sharma, Mr. Rajeev Kumar, Mr. Prattek Gururani, Ms. NitikaRathi, Mr. Manoj, Mr. Atmanand, Dr. Shalu Choudhary and Dr. Mohit were present on the occasion. More than hundred Post Graduate and Under Graduate students from different branches actively participated in the seminar.
Dr. Yasha Sirohi (Psychotherapist/ Counselor) delivered her influential interactive lecture on ‘Mind and Spiritual Sciences’ using motivational examples. She tried to remove student stress practically and asked them to express their gratitude towards their parents. She also conducted a small Meditation Session for all the students.
Dr. Nutan Mishra along with Mr. Gagan Luthra enlightened the students on the myth and etiology of AIDs and enlisted its preventive measures & precautions. They created awareness regarding the allied aspects including the importance of sex education, blood donation and the like.
The seminar concluded with distribution of gifts of appreciation to the students who are active blood donors. Post Graduate students Ms. Medha, Ms. NiharikaDimiri and Under Graduate student Mr. Mansoor Ali Khan of the Department of Food Technology were amongst the recipients of gift of appreciation.
The program ended with a Vote of Thanks delivered by Dr. Shuchi Upadhyay. She expressed her sincere thanks to the invited guests, organizers, faculty members and the students. She expressed her special thanks to the Chancellor and the Vice Chancellor of Uttaranchal University, Mr. Jitender Joshi and Prof. (Dr.) N. K. Joshi respectively and Principal, School of Applied & Life Sciences, Uttaranchal University, Dehradun, Prof. (Dr.) Ajay Singh for their continuous support and motivation towards organizing events that provide motivation and enhance the knowledge of the students.