As a part of Svarnim Puducherry, SAS in collaboration with Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, Deemed to be University, Puducherry had organized one-day comprehensive oral health and awareness camp programme for the Society members and their immediate family members.
As the usual practice, the event started by 9.30 a.m. with a small meditation. Mr. Manoj Kumar Agarwal, Director (Personnel & Administration) welcomed the Chief Guests Prof. Subash Chandra Parija, Vice-Chancellor, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth and Shri Vijay Bhai, Executive Member, Sri Aurobindo Society, Dr. M. Senthil, Professor and Head of Department and his team members.
Shri. Vijay Bhai gave an introductory speech about Svarnim Puducherry/Golden Pondicherry – the significance of Aug 15, 2022 which marks the 75th Independence Day of India and the 150th birth anniversary of Sri Aurobindo. He spoke about the work carried out by Sri Aurobindo Society in different spheres such as Education, Health, Women Empowerment, Rural Development etc. Prof. Subash Chandra Parija of Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth spoke about the activities carried out by Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth in schools and villages. He also mentioned the “Mobile health care unit” which was recently launched by Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth and its role towards the health care system. Further, Dr Parija assured to help and support SAS in all its healthcare projects. This will help SAS to serve the community even better and this was well appreciated by the people gathered in the hall.
Dr M. Senthil presented a dental kit and a banner to Shri. Vijay Bhai.
Dr. S. C. Parija and Shri. Vijay Bhai jointly inaugurated the first event after the MoU between Sri Aurobindo Society and Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth.
After a brief tea break the SBV team started off with their camp to the Society workers and their family members. Around 86 members were benefited from the dental camp. Routine dental checkup including cleaning, polishing, filling and extraction were done in the camp. Few cases which needed a detailed examination were referred to their hospital - Indira Gandhi Institute of Dental sciences for the further treatment.
Though many people did not have adverse tooth problems, they felt that “prevention is better than cure” and hence had a routine cleaning of their teeth.
On completion of the dental checkup each participant was given a summary of their diagnosed problems and then were educated to have a dental check-up at least once in a year and were also given health tips to maintain oral hygiene like brushing teeth twice daily, proper brushing habits, rinsing mouth after every meal and healthy food habits to maintain teeth properly.
Many employees brought in their kids for the comprehensive oral health and awareness camp. They said that they were able to assess the oral health awareness of their kids and learnt about the oral hygiene practices which are of great importance in day to day life.
Overall, the society members were very happy and pleased with the activities carried out by the HR department for the benefit of the employees.
The aim of the HR team was “Happy Teeth for Happy Smiles,” which they felt had been accomplished through this comprehensive oral health and awareness camp.