PR No – 437
20th July, 2023
Sister BK Shivani emphasizes on Importance of Good Mental Health for Enhanced Organizational Performance
PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, today at its headquarters in New Delhi, organized a Health and Wellness Summit, with the theme “Leveraging Technology to Promote a Happy and Thriving Workplace.”
Sister BK Shivani, International Motivational Speaker, Brahma Kumari Samaj, the Chief Guest of the Summit, referred to stress as an emotional disease and an uncomfortable emotion and urged organizations not to let stress become a part of their workplace culture. Instead, she encouraged them to create a no-anger zone, emphasizing that providing workers with time for themselves is a part of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to prevent exhausted and fatigued minds.
During her speech, she connected “Atmanirbhar Bharat” (self-reliant India) with the “Atmanirbharta” of self-consciousness and good emotional well-being. She emphasized that only when individuals take care of their emotional and mental well-being, can they effectively contribute to their organizations, build happy families and bring up good humans as citizens.
Speaking on the quality time and the quality of content being fed to the mind, Sister BK Shivani advised to disconnect from work after working hours, giving quality time to self and family. She also spread awareness for being conscious about the quality of content consumed during leisure time, as it directly impacts mental well-being and instead suggested to spend this time on self-improvement. Additionally, she highlighted three important aspects of a simple life: A good sleep hygiene, discipline, and working on personal values and principles.
She asked everyone to make changes in their lifestyles to empower their minds to cope with challenging circumstances effectively. Sister BK Shivani further emphasized that time means priority, and the concept of time is tied to priorities. In conclusion, Sister BK Shivani urged the audience to focus on themselves and their well-being to better serve the outer world.
Mr. Saket Dalmia, President, PHDCCI deliberated that we must recognize that a thriving organization is built on the foundation of its people’s well-being. Employee’s mental health is not just a moral responsibility; it is an integral factor directly linked to the success of any organization. When we prioritize and invest in our employees’ mental health, we unlock their full potential, fostering a work environment that thrives on productivity, innovation, and collective growth, said,
In the pursuit of health and wellness, the workplace plays a crucial role. It is here that we spend a significant portion of our lives, and it is here that we must cultivate an environment that promotes well-being. Employers must prioritize workplace wellness initiatives, recognizing that a healthy workforce is a productive workforce. Integrating physical activity, mental health support, and preventive measures can lead to reduced absenteeism, increased job satisfaction, and enhanced employee morale, discussed Dr. Deep Goel, Chair, Hospitals, Diagnostics and Wellness Committee, PHDCCI.
Further he added, we must also address the social determinants of health that impact individuals and communities differently. Health disparities and inequities persist in our society, demanding a collective effort to bridge the gaps. Healthcare providers, policymakers, and community leaders must collaborate to create equitable access to healthcare, education, and economic opportunities.
Today, at this Health and Wellness Summit, we have a great number of speakers, and multiple sessions on topics like workplace wellness, mental and emotional health, health rewards and benefits. With industry leaders and diverse participants, this summit showers us with valuable insights. We are gaining a lot of value from today’s event and hope to carry forward this momentum, continuing to organize many such programs in the future, said Mr. Pranav Poddar, Co-Chair, Hospitals, Diagnostics and Wellness Committee, PHDCCI.
When people ask me what should be done regarding growing health issues, my advice is that health issues can be treated in part through medicine and in part through a doctor, but 50% of it can be treated through ourselves. This self-treatment is through diet and lifestyle, with mental wellness being one of the major aspects of it, said, Dr. Sameer Gupta, Co-Chair, Hospitals, Diagnostics and Wellness Committee, PHDCCI
The Inaugural session was moderated by Dr. Ranjeet Mehta, Deputy Secretary General, PHDCCI. And Vote of Thanks was proposed by Col. Saurabh Sanyal, CEO & Secretary General, PHDCCI.
The Summit was sponsored by Synergy Environics and Metro Group of Hospitals and supported by PHDCCI annual sponsors, DLF Ltd; Jindal Steel & Power; KLJ Group; Multani Pharmaceuticals Ltd; Marble City; MMG Group; Radico Khaitan Ltd; Uflex Ltd; Vestige; Eazy ERP Technologies; JK Tyre & Industries Ltd; Sagar Group of Industries; Superior Industries Limited; Samsung India Electronics; Oswal Greentech; Apeejay Stya Group; Blossom Kochhar Beauty Products Pvt Ltd; DCM Shriram; R E Rogers; Trident Group; Ajit Industries Pvt Ltd; Bhagwati Plastic and Pipes Industries; Central Coalfields Ltd; DD Pharmaceutical Ltd.; Hindware Sanitary; Jindal Steel; Modern Automobiles; P S BEDI & Co.;
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