GUWAHATI, Oct 11 - A holistic wellness conclave organised by Sleepwell Foundation and FICCI Ladies Organization (FLO), Northeast, on the occasion of World Mental Health Day yesterday, witnessed a congregation of resource persons, health experts and spiritual leaders.
PP Varma, advisor to the Chief Minister, speaking as the chief guest, stressed the need to improve the mental health of society. �Healthy minds can only contribute in the progress of society. Though society�s approach towards mentally unwell people have changed today, more still needs to be done for addressing this issue properly,� he said.
Additional Chief Secretary MGVK Bhanu, in his speech said, �Along with physical health, it is our right attitude that creates the right environment. Wellness is not what we see in the mirror, but the overall coordination between mind, body and soul.�
Governor PB Acharya, along with the First Lady of Assam, attended the second half of the conclave.
Yoga experts Dr Avantika Saraf and her team delighted the gathering with a well-synchronised presentation of different yoga postures.
Earlier, Namita Gautam, managing trustee of Sleepwell Foundation, said the conclave sought to inspire participants to adopt wellness as the only effective antidote to lifestyle changes.
�It�s a first of its kind conclave of this scale in the region. We are proud to bring such experts from across the country, including those from the region,� said chairperson of Flo North East, Joyshree Das Verma.
The conclave had interactive sessions conducted by experts and thinkers covering various dimensions of wellness � holistic, physical, emotional, intellectual and creative.
From ISKCON devotee Mata Daivisakti�s spiritual rendition to writer Binalaksmi Nephram�s account on healing lives of violence survivors in NE, the programme covered various aspects of wellness.