Samannay – the CMSDU Alumni Association organized a Workshop on Physical and Mental Health for Budding Managers on June 4, 2022 at the Conference Hall of Centre for Management Studies, Dibrugarh University (CMSDU). The workshop was conducted by Dr. Monprativ Barooah, Chief Medical Officer, Oil India Limited Hospital, Duliajan. He is also a well-known writer, public health activist, columnist and social media influencer on health and wellness. During his one-and-a-half-hour interaction with the students of the Centre, he touched on a host of issues which has an impact on physical and mental health. He said that the age 45 is an important milestone in the life of an individual and after that people should take preventive health measures. He was of the opinion that any food that is white may be avoided as well as anything that uses refined components. He advised the students that they should start taking care of their body from an early age because once they get into a job, physical activities will come down and the negative impacts on the body will pile up which will ultimately show up around age 45.
Dr. Barooah gave a 150-minute rule which says that one should spend at least one hundred and fifty minutes per week in working out. He cautioned people against excessive intake of both sugar and salt. He said that people should have some exclusive personal time in which they are only with themselves. He said that once a while, people should take a complete break from work and go to some place to rejuvenate themselves. Dr. Barooah answered many queries from the students present after his talk.
Earlier, Dr. Himadri Barman, Assistant Professor, CMSDU and General Secretary, Samannay welcomed Dr. Barooah and also gave a brief overview of the Alumni Association and the various activities that were being carried out under its aegis. Dr. Barooah was felicitated with an Assamese Gamosa and the memento of the Centre after the welcome speech. At the end of the programme, Mr. Abdul Rakib, the President of Samannay and 2003 MBA (FT) alumni gave a brief speech to thank Dr. Monprativ Barooah for his excellent talk. He also gave a glimpse of what is being planned by Samannay for the students in the days to come. He also presented a Citation to Dr. Barooahon behalf of the Alumni Association to commemorate his presence and highlight his achievements. The workshop ended with a formal Vote of Thanks from Dr. Barman. The workshop was streamed live on the official Facebook page of the Centre.