To commemorate 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has launched Mission SHAKTTI (School based Health Awareness, Knowledge Test and Training Initiative) in collaboration with National Gandhi Museum and Directorate of Education, Govt. of Delhi. This initiative is to create awareness among school children about health.
Under this program ICMR scientists and officers are visiting schools for active interaction with the school kids to aware them regarding value for good health. During these visits the students are made aware with a talk and quiz on Gandhian health philosophy to create awareness among school children. A total of 36 schools of Delhi are participating in this programme. To start with the GGSSS, Moti Ram memorial, Dilsad Garden, Delhi-95 and Arwachin International School, Gurudwara Road, Dilshad Garden, Delhi-95 were visited first.
"Health is the most important aspect of life. In this era of rising lifestyle related diseases, imbibing and following Gandhiji’s mantra for good health from the school time itself would lead to a healthy life in the long run. "
Dr. Rajni Kant, Scientist & Director, ICMR-Regional Medical Research Centre, Gorakhpur, Project Coordinator of this programme said, “Health is the most important aspect of life. In this era of rising lifestyle related diseases, imbibing and following Gandhiji’s mantra for good health from the school time itself would lead to a healthy life in the long run. In fact, Gandhiji’s teachings of cleanliness for prevention of communicable diseases like malaria, Dengue holds true at all times”.
At the event Dr. Kalyan Ganguly, Scientist, ICMR and convener of the event said, “Social and behavioural changes as per Gandhiji’s health philosophy taught to school children could lead to monumental changes in the society as they are the future of the Nation.”
Mrs. Rumi Johri, Assistant Director, Sports (Education), Govt. of Delhi was also present at the event.
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