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‘Let’s drink water together’ - students made aware of heat wave effects and remedies

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BHOPAL: Session with students was held on April 8 at Subhash School of Excellence, at Bhopal on heat wave, ‘dos and don’ts’ of heat wave for students. Session was conducted by Dr George V Joseph, Joint Director of Disaster Management Institute, Anil Gulati, Communication Specialist, UNICEF, Dr Prashant Kumar, Health Specialist UNICEF, and Parag Mandke, Consultant with School Education Department.


Anil Gulati, Communication Specialist spoke about the objective of the session, the need to understand heat wave, the precautions to be taken and remedies. He also emphasized that the children can spread the information they receive about this important issue.


Dr George V Joseph spoke about functions of the Disaster Management Institute and how heat wave is becoming a challenge. 


Dr Prashant Kumar spoke on the various aspect of heat wave, its impact on children and the dos and don’ts that the children should follow. He underlined the importance of Oral Rehydration Solution (ORS) and practically demonstrated the way to make ORS solution at home. He was supported by Dr Saurabh Saxena, Health Officer UNICEF. 


He added that it is important to stay cool and hydrated, drink water at regular intervals and Use ORS and homemade drinks like lassi, lemonade etc to remain safe from the heat effect. 


Sudhakar Parashar, Principal of Subash School of Excellence, said after the session that school is starting a new initiative called ‘Sath Sath Pani Piye’ (Lets drink water together), which means that teacher and students will drink water in the class together to beat the heat wave and keep hydration levels in children and teachers of the school.


As part of the arrangement all classes in the school will have jugs of drinking water and glasses. Idea is to avoid getting dehydrated and consume water regularly. This will be like a dedicated 'drinking water break' in the school temperatures soar.