A healthy mind is in a healthy body” Keeping this adage in mind, our Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi has made several directives to advocate and incorporate yoga in promoting physical and mental well being and bring it to the forefront. Keeping these directives in mind.

The Government Dental College & Hospital, Mumbai under the leadership of our dynamic Dean, Dr. Wasundhara Bhad, has announced the Yoga and Wellness Program on every working 1st and 3rd Saturday as an interdepartmental activity. The very first session of the Yoga and Wellness Program was conducted by the Department of Periodontology under the guidance of Dr. C. D. Dhalkari, Professor and HOD, Department of Periodontology, on 7th October 2023 at 7:30 AM.

The teachers, over 65 undergraduate and postgraduate students and interns participated with full interest and enthusiasm. The session began with chanting of OM followed by stretching asanas demonstrated by Mr. Deepak Hodawadekar which was then followed by a Zumba dance workout conducted by Dr. Akshaya Banodkar. It was indeed a very refreshing and energizing session for all who participated. We look forward to continuing with this program for the betterment of the staff and students.