Wellness Program for Safai Kamgar of MCGM - Dec 2017
It is said that ‘Repetition is the mother of learning, the father of action, which makes it the architect of accomplishment.’ Due to the tremendous positive response received after Divyaj Foundation’s maiden Wellness program just a month earlier in November 2016, another need was felt to conduct a similar Wellness program for more Safai Karmachari of the MCGM – many of whom could not attend the first time around.
This time the program was a 2-day Wellness Workshop on 19th and 20th December 2016 held at the same venue – the Office of the Education Officer situated in Dadar, Mumbai. The dignitaries in attendance included members of the Divyaj Foundation like Mr. Sampath Iyer – Managing trustee, Mrs. Pallavi Shrivastava – Trustee, Mr. Kavin Shah – State Secretary, BJP and Mrs. Rajalakshmi Iyer – Core member.
This action-packed program, attended by more than 200 Safai Karmachari, featured a myriad of sessions on Yoga, Health, Nutrition, Manners, Personality development, Motivational Talk, Mediation, Skin care, Diabetes and Financial Discipline. Yoga sessions at the Wellness Program were spearheaded by Dr. Mickey Mehta and his team. Divyaj Foundation’s Core member Mrs. Rajalakshmi Iyer conducted meditation sessions for the attendees.
Physical exercises focusing on problem areas for the Safai Karmachari – like frequent back and neck pain which arises due to the necessity of their calling – were focused upon and various self-serve techniques were taught to them to improve these core issues. An art session with the attendees saw their creativity juices flowing! The participants connected very well with the speakers during these interactive sessions and there was a lot of learning and fun.
Divyaj Foundation also distributed water bottles in all the programs basically to promote and encourage the habit of drinking water regularly throughout the day whether at work, during commute, while traveling, etc. This habit of drinking water regularly and always carrying safe, drinking water was expanded upon and the benefits explained.