Sri VIS, Sector-18, Dwarka, New Delhi has been recognised as the 'Best Healthy School' at the national level by ASSOCHAM at the National School Healthcare Symposium held on June 13, 2019. School Co Learner and Co Creator Mrs Nita Arora and Mr Anuj Manchanda, HM Senior Wing received the award on behalf of the school community.
School Principal was also one of the speakers on this occasion and deliberated with other educationists, officials from Ministry officials from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, FSSAI, KV Sangathan, psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, leading surgeons and parents on what constitutes a healthy school and how we all are responsible for the success of Ayushmann Bharat.
ASSOCHAM organized the NATIONAL SCHOOL HEALTHCARE SYMPOSIUM with a theme on 'Redefine Health for Children & Adolescents' with an aim to consolidate, strengthen, disseminate and share research, policy and practice in the field of health promotion in schools. The Conference focus was on better health, well-being education for all through school-based health promotion, working in partnership between education and health towards social progress and sustainable development.
Role of schools, digital advancements, dieticians, sports mentors, primary, secondary and tertiary healthcare on the health of young children who comprise 41% population of our country was the focus of day-long discussions and deliberations from 10 am to 6 pm. Award for the Best Healthy School was instituted for the first time and it is a matter of great pride that only Sri Venkateshwar International School was considered this year.
School Healthcare and Education has to be strengthened and it is the duty of all citizens and especially Educationists that have a huge role to play in integrating healthy living programme that focuses on prevention of diseases, addiction and occupational hazards.
The opening of Symposium saw Mr. Saurabh Sanyal,Deputy Secretary General, ASSOCHAM giving the theme address. Special addresses by Dr. Sudhir Kalhan, Chairman - Institute of Minimal Access, Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Dr. Harit Chaturvedi
Chairman, Max Institute of Cancer Care, Dr. Monika Arora, Director - Health Promotion Division & Additional Professor, Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), Dr. Sushma Jain, Additional Director (School Health Scheme)Directorate General of Health Services, Government of NCT of Delhi, Guest of HonourDr. Ajay Khera
Deputy Commissioner (Incharge), Child & Adolescent Health Division, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India
Mr. Pawan Kumar Agarwal, I.A.S.
Chief Executive Officer, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) Chief Guest before addressing announced the winner school, awarded Sri VIS and also released the Yellow Book on School Healthcare
The suggestions will be shared with the policymakers.