Department of Social Work specialising in the field of Medical and Psychiatry is entrusted with responsibility of running the Health Awareness Centre. This department will initiate, Co-Ordinate and maintain the activities of health awareness centre. This centre will render services by networking with NGOs and the resource persons related with this programme.
“Prevention is better than cure”. As the proverb says, Health Awareness Centre was established with the view to preventing the health problems and promote health by generating awareness to the public. This centre is the brain child of Dr.D.V.P.Raja, Founder of Madurai Institute of Social Sciences. In the year 1984 MISS- Organized a National Level Workshop on “ Health for all by 2000 AD. That time 250 doctors from all of medicine students awareness participated in that National Workshop. We have conducted a number of programmes for the benefit of the students of schools and colleges of Madurai.
We have introduced Yoga and Meditation and we are in touch with the experts in this field. This health centre not only helps our students but also the public. We invite the students from different schools and colleges and educate them on the importance of public health and how to safeguard them from non-communicable diseases with the help of experts. We also encourage all systems of medicine such as Sidha, Auyurveda, Homoeopathy and Naturopathy. Our aim is to prevent illnesses
SOCIAL WORK STUDENTS
MEDITATION and YOGA (Bhramakumari) ICMR (Conferences/ Work-shop/ Research)
NETWORKING AGENCIES IN MADURAI
Health Awareness Exhibition
The purpose of the permanent exhibition brings the public and youth school & colleges regularly and educate them on the concept of “Arogya” (Health).
Exhibits like posters and models are set up in the centre. These exhibits will provide adequate information on health
Health fitness centre
Lack of physical activities on account mobile of busy modern life and advanced technology like mixie, grinder, laptop, mobile etc eventually causes or enhances the problems like obesity, B.P, diabetes and cholesterol, the remedy for such hazard and complaints largely lies in regular physical exercise. our Health Fitness center equipped with ultra-modern gymnastic instruments takes care of the health of the students & staff.
India is the motherland of Yoga. The concept of yoga includes eight steps, Yoga regulates the self of every individual. Yogasanas occupy third step and pranayama occupies fourth step in Yoga. Yogasanas involve particular posture .They squeeze and expand the inner organs and regulate the blood circulation to maintain inner organs well nourished and healthy. As a result health improves. Similarly Pranayama improves the function of lungs and controls heart and mind leading to mental peace.
In order to help the people, training is offered in Yogasanas and Pranayama in the centre in morning and evening. Yogasanas and Pranayama will improve physical and mental health. They will improve the integrity of the person. About 25 important asanas like sarvangasana, sirasasana, uttiyana, nowli, vajjirasana, pathahasthasana etc will be taught. Those who are suffering from illness will be trained more in specific asanas to improve their health.
The Brahma Kumaris Vishwa Vidyalaya is an international organization working at all levels of society for positive change .The institution carries out a wide range of educational programmes for the development of human and spiritual values through 9000 branches in 120 countries
In each centre, the Institution offers free courses, Work-shops, Seminars and Conferences covering a wide range of topics including self development, co-operative and communication skills and meditation
Raja Yoga Meditation
Raja yoga meditation is meditation in its purest and supreme form in which the individual experiences enlightenment of spiritual education while meditating with eyes wide open.The ultimate aim of this unique form is to enjoy a peacefuls. lovely experience as a result of visualization of union between the self and the supreme Being.This meditation also ensures stability and clarity of mind with peace of mind and contentment.