23 July : The workshop was inaugurated by the School Teacher of Delhi Public School. More than 150 children were shown demonstrations. These children belonged to Delhi Public School and Sharda Sarvhitkari School, Sector 40. Comments of the children were “Really really grateful to Dr. Daisy for giving us a chance to attain knowledge of our body and organizing this organisation”, “Pleasure to view all the organs and touch them. Very thankful to the organizers and also to school for giving an opportunity to come here”, “This workshop proved to be very helpful and helped us a lot in gaining so much of knowledge. ‘This workshop was an educational trip’. Thanks to PGI and Doctors for conducting such a workshop and cooperating with us” and “This exhibition gave us the surety that a balanced diet is the key to live long.
15 patients of Drug Addiction Centre of PGI also visited the workshop and gained knowledge.The department of Anatomy, PGI, Chandigarh organized 2nd I.J. Dewan Memorial Educational Workshop for school children on “Healthy Living” at Zakir Hall, PGI, Chandigarh. The students were made aware of consequences of drinking alcohol, smoking, having trans fats and driving without helmets through posters and demonstrations.
Actual specimens of normal and diseased organs like cirrhotic liver, smoker’s lungs, lungs affected by cancer, fatty heart and aorta with fatty plaque and brain with extra dural haematoma after head injury were shown. Knowledge on Osteoporosis, balanced life style, healthy heart, healthy foods was imparted. The main aim of this workshop was to educate the young children about benefits of healthy living to make them realize the futility of erratic lifestyle, which leads to an irreversible ordeal of diseases, which devastates not only the sick individual but also the whole family. Health tips were given to teach them how they can and why they should keep themselves away from such threatening health abuses so that they can contribute to the society by their vigorous commitment towards their own health , thus building up a mentally and physically healthy nation. The sponsor of the programme was TTV Chuttani Charitable Trust.