Karma Foundation, Parichay Foundation an New Delhi
Karma Foundation, Parichay Foundation and Rays Foundation organised an International webinar to discuss the impact of COVID 19 on senior citizens.
The agenda of the webinar was to discuss and deliberate on the challenges faced by the silver generation during the current pandemic and to look for a way forward to mitigate the crisis.
Shri Shriniwas Rai, Former Member of Parliament- Singapore joined the discussion as the Guest Speaker from Singapore.
Shri Amarendra Khatua, Former Secretary (Special Assignment) Ministry of External Affairs was the Chief Speaker.
Shri Khatua stressed on the importance of right information to the right segment from genuine sources and suggested to provide literature in regional languages to the elderly in different parts of the country. He also pointed out that the major problems faced by elderly are psychological, socio-economic & financial and medical. Mr Khatua focused on the role of Central and State governments as well as NGOs, families and every individual to provide special support to the elders. He spoke about the need to provide accessibility to good and competent hospitals for elderly, availability of beds, availability of quarantine facilities, especially in rural areas. He believes that best practices from each country should be learned by each one of us.
Shri Shriniwas Rai pointed out the stark reality that even in a developed nation like Singapore, the elderly are not adequately equipped with the knowledge of computers. He shared how the government, social workers and students are teaching the elders to operate laptops and smart phones. He also emphasised on the situation of senior citizens facing depression due to staying in high rise buildings, extreme urbanisation and nuclear families. He also spoke about the Parents Act of Singapore which entitles the parents to claim maintenance from their children and stressed on the responsibility/duty of the family to look after the elderly. He focused on the importance of inculcating values in children from young age and reconnecting with the basic humanitarian principles to become a better human being.
Ms Deepti Devi ji, from the royal family of Odisha who has been helping the elder people through her music therapy believes that supporting and protecting the older people is the duty of each and every person. She emphasised that during these trying times, the senior citizens must be treated with respect and dignity. She also spoke about small acts of generosity to help the elderly and rightly differentiated between physical distancing and social distancing.
Ms. Deepti ji also spoke about the importance of music therapy in the process of healing through spreading positivity and happiness.
Ms Vaishali Makkar, Founder Trustee - Arushi, shared her journey of serving the senior citizens from the underprivileged background. She focused on the specific problems of senior citizens from different socio-economic status.
She pointed out that the senior citizens from the middle class and lower middle class are worst hit during this pandemic.
She also spoke about the importance of positivity and will power to fight the pandemic and the emotional and mental strength.
During the discussion, all panelists agreed on the importance of reaching out to the most marginalised during this crisis and later.
The panel of experts also recommended compulsory voluntary services like NSS or serving in NGOs to be made mandatory, for every student in school and college as a way forward to provide additional support to the silver generation.
A special thanks to Ms Rosalin Patasani Mishra, Founder President - Parichay Foundation for initiating this discussion. She has been organising a series of such webinars to understand the problems faced by different social groups and to look out for solutions to mitigate the present crisis.
The session was moderated by Ms Dhwani Jain, Founder - Karma Foundation. She pointed out that though the invisible corona virus doesn’t differentiate on the basis of socio-economic status, religious dogmas, political ideologies or any other form of discrimination, it is particularly detrimental to members of certain social groups and therefore it is responsibility of the society to provide additional support to the vulnerable groups.
Parichay, Rays and Karma resolved to strengthen social inclusion and solidarity during physical distancing. They pledged to stand for the elderly during this crisis and to be strength to the silver generation.
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Did you know Shailesh Lodha Aka Taarak Mehta officially made his way to Instagram? Read to know!
One of the most beloved actors of the small screen, Shailesh Lodha has finally made his entry on Instagram. The comedy actor joined the social media platform recently and posted a video about his official account. In the video, he stated that he joined Instagram after much reluctance. The actor is widely known for his onscreen character Taarak Mehta from ‘Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’ and has been entertaining the audience for more than a decade now. To let you know, the actor has had several fan pages with a crazy fan following.
After seeing a lot of unofficial pages by his name, he joined the social media platform which goes by the username ‘@iamshaileshlodha’. The actor already has a strong fanbase on Facebook with more than 320K likes on his page. In his video, he said, “I joined social media after being persuaded by my friends to counter the fake accounts which have got thousands of followers.” Furthermore, he even made it official sharing his official Instagram handle with his followers.
It was also observed that ever since he made his account official, a lot of fake pages changed their pages into fanpages. “I never even realized that the fake pages which were run on my name had so many pages. I was surprised to know that one of the unofficial pages on my name had more than 200K followers. I am really fortunate that people have given me so much love in these years and have given me the recognition of Taarak Mehta. It feels blessed”, he added.
Not just a hilarious actor, he is also one of the highest-paid poets and authors with 4 titles to his name. ‘Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’ is one of the most viewed and one of India’s longest-running television shows. Produced by Neela Tele Films, the show went on air on 28 July 2008. The reruns of the show began from November 2, 2015, on Sony Pal. To know more about his day-to-day life, check out Shailesh Lodha’s official Instagram page right away.
Tony Michael: The powerhouse of talent as a makeup artist and a beauty expert in Kerala.
Every woman is unique and beautiful in her own way. However, make-up has become a way for a woman to look and feel beautiful while showcasing her confidence in a different manner. But it can’t be done alone to beautify the actual pretty nature of women. A little help from a celebrity make-up artist like Tony Michael can create wonders.
A talented make-up artist not only transforms a woman into a symbol of how every beautiful woman should look like but altogether makes a woman feel gorgeous. A make-up artist blends her flaws to perfection while blending it to their beauty making her fall in love with herself all over again. Their hard work never goes unnoticed especially in the fashion industry where they are applauded for their magical work.
Tony Michael is one of the biggest names in the make-up industry. He brings along new trends and variety.
Tony is a make-up specialist who knows the intricate secrets of make-up and creates magic with his work. He makes everyone spellbound with his extraordinary talent and magical fingers that highlights the inner beauty of a woman. He is Well known in Southindia and around the globe for his style that is combined with elegance.
He’s always dedicated to the complete picture-while keeping the most significant cosmetics, hairstyle, and accessories in mind. Tony believes that every element should be synergistic to weave an eccentric portrait of total beauty with great style.
His passion and love for flawless makeup no doubt makes him stand out exceptionally and unmatched in the industry. With his charismatic personality, he gives an insight into the hidden beauty and highlights it in his work.
Since 2014, Tony Michael has managed to bring his own style statement to fashion industry giving it a whole new meaning. With his innovative, creative and eccentric ideas in the fashion industry, He has gained the attention of Top Celebrities from Southindian Film Industry and His methodology for make-up and creativity have always kept his talent in the limelight shedding all the attention, cameras and lights upon him from every sphere.
As a sign of a successful career, Tony has also been associated with numerous projects around the globe. Some of them are under the domain of photoshoots, television and print advertisements, music videos, fashion shows, launches and tv talk shows. These are just the top glimpses of the career of make-up ace everywhere.
The grace, subtly, sophistication in his styles helps in enhancing and bringing about the best in every face. He makes every artists look no less than a exquisite. He has mastered in Bridal make-up and hairstyles as well.
Tony Michael with his talent has managed to score in the list of Top south indian celebrity makeup artists in India. He is one of the most trusted names in the fashion industry and is preferred by the leading designers, photographers, and modelling agencies.
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It's all about Davangere district.
Her is a news about Davangere district where the setiuion is bit hard to her and also they are conducting the exams on 25th for SSLC students and the condition was every difficult. Parents are every scared about there children's life plzz do take care of all this things which are all the setiuion are going right now.
Students life is more important for the parents life and also it's not a right setiuion to right the exams as other states as understand that the students can't right there exams so he one in our state also they need to understand.
Self medication and its consequences
What is self medication?
Self medication is quite common in our country amongst lay man! It is self diagnosing ourselves with signs and symptoms and treating with "over the counter drugs" from pharmacies..
How self medication make docotors life difficult?
Initially when you supress the symptoms with medications it diverts the disease progress and makes it difficult for the doctors to diagnose it.
Example: If there is a skin problem and you self medicate with ointments/cream at home it modifies the texture and nature of the rash.This makes the job of your skin doctor hard as it varies from the regular features.
How self medication turns a patient's life to danger?
Some internal organs major defect intially present with common symptoms.But when you supress it with self medications, you may feel relieved so it prevents you from visiting your physician..Hence it may end up in a way that you will present to your physician only when its life threatening!
Your family may be allergic to certain medicines which you may not know, this may lead to allergic reactions in your body and when you still continue the meds it leads to severe complications!
Example: Common drug seen in allergic category is penicillin, may be one of your family member had a severe complication/lost life due to that drug's intake..you might also face the same complications if you take that drug..because only your doctor knows your family history.
Commonly a lay man repeats the meds which his doctor gave previously for some other diagnosis but same symptoms. Therefore when you present with the same symptoms it doesnot mean you got the same illness again!Hence it is always advisabe to present to your doctor before taking the medications!
Example: Your doctor might have given you an antibiotic last time because you had a bacterial infection presented with common cold! But this time it might be a viral infection with same common cold! Only a doctor know to diffrentiate between a bacterial and viral infection.
Additionaly when you take the same antibiotics often..you know what! Bacteria and virus are smarter!! They understand that mechanism and they adapt (mutate) themselves, that they will not die when you furthur take it! This makes the bacteria/ virus resistant to your medications..Therefore you will be now forced to change the medicine which is a high dose.
Some medications need to be taken in necessary dosages for a specific period only..If you take extra or more dose it has severe side effects which includes drug toxicity..Only your doctor can tell you a definite dose for you according to your weight and disease severity..not all pharmacy staffs are pharmacology graduates..to calculate the doses.
Then comes steroids..Steroids are used for various inflamatory disease, hormonal problems in prescribed doses..but steroids have serious side effects on continuous usage and high doses including obesity, increased hormonal effects and organ damage to the extreme..
Dexamethasone is a steroidal drug used for various illness including inflamation, breating problem..additionaly it is given to pregnant women for baby's lung maturation in cause of premature delivery or cesarian delivery..It is used in trial as recovery drug to save lives in covid19 as patients have breathing difficulty. It is used as a final stage drug..it is not used to prevent the spread of the covid virus..no research have told dexamethasone prevents covid spread, so it is a misconception that dexamethasone prevents covid.
Therefore donot take dexamethasone without physician's advice
From the author:The above mentioned views clearly explains the dangerous and serious issues related to self medication.Hope it enlightens you with the importance of doctor's consultation.Remember your doctor knows better about your body and
how to treat your complaints. Preventing self medication will always save you from unwanted complications and helps your doctor to cure your illness.Trust your doctor and live healthy.