23-MAR-2019: Department of Ilaj bit Tadbeer organises workshop
Aligarh, March 23: "Death of a loved one, pressure at work or at school, serious illness or accidents, assaults, or any number of other traumatic events are reasons for stress in the society and we need to find ways through these situations with resilience and ability to cope and to bounce back from problems," said Dr Nimesh G Desai (Director, Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences, New Delhi) in his keynote address during the inaugural function of the Workshop cum Symposium on 'Coping with Stress with Resilient and Classical Regimens' organised by the Department of Ilaj bit Tadbeer, Faculty of Unani Medicine, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).
He pointed out that the even though the world's most recent success story in rapid growth and poverty reduction is India, but life satisfaction in our country has dropped significantly like the unprecedented drop in life satisfaction in the United States of America and China.
"While mental health problems are on the rise worldwide, with stress being a trigger and contributing factor towards this increase, we need to understand how the least stressful places are managing the issue," said Dr Desai.
Presiding over the function, AMU Vice Chancellor, Professor Tariq Mansoor said that stress starts at the age of seven, when children get burdened with expectations of performing par excellence in their schools.
"Students are put in a position of feeling they just must not stop. They are not given a sense of support. They are put in an environment where they are not accepted for themselves but only for what they are going to achieve. All this builds stress:" said Prof Mansoor.
Speaking about stress at work places and corporate world, the Vice Chancellor emphasised that most employees today feel beholden to the demands at their work places leading to extreme stress. "People need to try out methods of relaxation, for instance a long walk, yoga or meditation for well being," he said adding that department of Ilaj bit Tadbeer deals with life style disorders and there is huge scope for research in the area as people all over the world are looking forward to traditional medicines to avoid side effects.
"Whatever you are worrying about, remember, God is in control to look after you," said Dr Shankar Lal Saraswat (Additional Director, Health and Family Welfare, Aligarh). He attended the function as a Guest of Honour.
Prof Khalid Zaman Khan (Dean, Faculty of Unani Medicine) and Prof Saud Ali Khan (Principal, Ajmal Khan Tibbiya College) said that the participants of the workshop will benefit hugely with the deliberations by experts and renowned academicians.
In the opening remarks, Prof M M H Siddiqui (Organising Chairman of the programme) spoke on the history of the department of Ilaj bit Tadbeer and treatments available for life style disorders.
Prof Asia Sultana (Chairperson, department of Ilaj bit Tadbeer and Organising Secretary of the programme) delivered the welcome address, while Prof M Anwar proposed the vote of thanks. Dr M Anas conducted the programme.
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