As part of promoting NCB Healthy Campus and Anti-Narcotics Campaign in the IIM campus, we had put some banners to make the community aware of the ill-effects of drugs. Thank you for sending your banners so that it could be put up on display.
Through the banners we tried to sensitize the students – both from IIMA and from outside about the importance of leading a healthy life.
The first awareness session was undertaken in November 2014 and you had presented PPTs in presence of Dean(Programme) Prof. Ajay Pandey to IIMA approx. 250 students in RJM Auditorium.
IIMA has included Health Awareness Programme as a part of the orientation programme.
Spreading awareness about leading healthy student life at IIMA
1. Launch of ‘Healthy Campus’ initiative at IIMA :
A session was organized for all first year students to acquaint them about the importance of living a healthy life. A presentation was delivered to inform the students about the initiative.
Education on types of drugs and their ill-effects of consumption were also discussed. The talk was delivered by the Zonal Director Mr. Hariom Gandhi during the orientation for 1st year students
2. ‘Healthy Campus’ committee
Set up of 5-membered Healthy Campus committee at the institute; constituted in collaboration with Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), Ahmedabad region to spread awareness in the institute on the merits of leading a healthy life.
3. Anti-Narcotics Campaign
Posters highlighting ill-effects of using drugs and cigarettes were displayed during the convocation dinner (for 2 years now), which was attended by students, their families, and the faculty. Healthy campus initiative (driven by NCB, Ahmedabad) was also highlighted.
Similar posters were put up during Chaos (the annual cultural festival) which boasts of footfall of more than 40,000 over 4 days. The Chaos event is attended by students, faculty, famillies of not only Ahmedabad, but also outstation colleges and localities. This is an initiative by IIM Ahmedabad to be the propagator of this noble cause to all age groups, especially youngsters, and become the role model for all the students – not only in academics, sports, but also in ‘Healthy Living’
In the coming year, the committee and the leadership team will work on the additional following activities:
1. Speaker sessions and workshops by practitioners from leading Ahmedabad hospitals (Apollo Hospital). Topics would include Physical Activity, Healthy Eating, Eliminating stress to perform better.
2. Conducting of an activity (poster making competition / essay writing / informative quiz / painting competition / nukkad street play ) for school students during Insight / Confluence / Chaos.
Any other key information: IIMA Chaos is a 4-day event to be held from 23rd January to 26th January 2016. It will feature performances by professional artists on all the 4 evenings with cultural competitions in dance, music and fashion, workshops, gaming, dramatics, literary, quizzing, painting and a lot of fun events at all times during the day. The performances and events are structured to excite and engage the youth.
IIMA starts a Narcotics club under the name Mentorship cell. We already have this club in our institute which actively helps the students to manage the pressure and cope up with IIMA’s rigorous academic load.