Dr Ela Dedhia, Head Department of Textiles & Fashion Technology, College of Home Science Nirmala Niketan, Affiliated to University of Mumbai

National level webinars were held on ‘Holistic Health Strategies’ by the Department of Textile and Fashion Technology of College Home Science, Nirmala Niketan, Affiliated to University of Mumbai, NAAC Accredited A Grade. Delegates included students, alumni, teachers, professionals, and others at National and International level. There were totally 16 sessions in the webinar series spread over a month.

Dr Geeta Ibrahim Principal of the college inaugurated the series on 23rd May 2020 and said such sessions are the need of the hour for the wellbeing of students and others.

Dr. Ela Dedhia, Head of Department of Textile and Fashion Technology, gave an overview of the theme. She said that during this tough pandemic period, many students and their families have been facing enormous challenges of stability and security of jobs/enterprises, finances, emotional, physical and mental health etc leading to several personal and societal issues such as depression, disharmony, violence, suicide etc. To overcome these challenges and have more peace within individuals, family and community, the following sessions were undertaken.

Dr Dedhia moderated the sessions including the questions raised by participants on YouTube and herself.  Along with Dr Dedhia on the organizing committee included Dr Vishaka Karnad who presented a brief introduction of the resource persons and Mrs Neha Mulchandani who proposed the vote of thanks. Edfly was the Technical partner and Textile Value Chain was the Media Partner. All of these were conducted through online video platforms and telecasted on YouTube for the audience or sometimes audience also attended direct online video sessions. Videos are available on YouTube.com/TFTNN. Our own alumni of the college were the resource persons.

Yoga- on Saturday 23rd, 30th May and 6th June, by Mrs Sharvari Kalantre (Charusheela Joshi)

Zumba on Sunday 24th May by Mrs Vinaya Vaidya, licensed Zumba trainer and on 7th June by Ms Shruti Salunke, licensed fitness/Zumba trainer.

Mindfulness on Saturday 13th June by Mrs Mehek Wadhwa

Emotional Wellbeing on Sunday 14th June 2020 by Mrs Mehek Wadhwa

NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) and Yoga 0n 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th June 2020 by Mrs Mehek Wadhwa, Holistic Wellbeing Coach and Yoga Acharya

Laughter Yoga on Saturday 20th June 2020 by Mrs Mehek Wadhwa

Yoga Beyond Mat on International Yoga Day on Sunday 21st June 2020 by Mrs Mehek Wadhwa

Skin Care on 27th May by Mrs Mamta Joshi from Orange Tree

Student Conducted Session: Women Safety on Tuesday 2nd June 2020, by Adv. Asif Ali Khan, Advocate High Court and Supreme Court of India, organized by students of MSc 2.