Spring Daleans join the international community in highlighting the need to pursue a healthy lifestyle
The students of Spring Dale Senior School joined the international community in raising awareness about the need to pursue a healthy lifestyle in the wake of the appearance of various deadly diseases like diabetes, once synonymous with the advancing age, in childhood, on the occasion of World Health Day celebrations in the school premises.
With ‘Halt the rise, beat diabetes’ being World Health Organization’s (WHO) theme for this year, a team of doctors from the Government Medical College, Amritsar, addressed the students of the high school during a seminar on diabetes organized on this occasion to sensitize the staff and students about the risk posed to their health by diabetes and the ways in which it could be prevented.
Meanwhile, a special assembly was organized for the students of classes I and II in which they were apprised of the need to consume a balanced diet to stay healthy. Attired as various vegetables, students acquainted their counterparts with the benefits of including fruits and vegetables in their daily diet.
The celebrations also witnessed a colouring activity in which students were asked to identify healthy and junk foods and colour them green and red, respectively. The teachers too, in talks given in the classrooms, sensitized the students about the need to consume a balanced diet.
Mr Rajiv Kumar Sharma, Principal, Spring Dale Senior School, said that these activities made the students aware of the need to pursue a healthy lifestyle and consume a nourishing diet to keep disorders as diabetes at bay. “As it is, the school proposes a nourishing tiffin menu to instill healthy eating habits among its students. Besides this, activities that encourage staff and students to pursue a healthy lifestyle are regularly organized in the school premises in collaboration with the Health and Wellness Club of the School,” he said.
Dr Kirat Sandhu Cheema, Director, Spring Dale Senior School, and Mr Sahiljit Singh Sandhu, Managing Trustee, Spring Dale Educational Society, said that since a lot of importance was being attached to health concerns these days, the school took great care to ensure that its staff and students too were aware of the threats posed by various diseases to their lives and the measures through which these could be prevented.
“We are committed to holding more such seminars and activities to ensure that our staff and students always remain health,” they said.
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