Experts discuss need for Mindfulness in a highly complex world

Lucknow: To mark the 125th Anniversary of the Foundation Day of Ramakrishna Mission, Belur Math, Howrah a spiritually enlightening event was held at the Ramkrishna Math Auditorium in Niralanagar to spread the word on Mental Health.

It was an evening that discussed Mental Health with soulful renditions of dance and song. After a symbolic lighting of the lamp by the dignitaries, expert panelists delved deep into the need to take the path to mindfulness seriously.

Vedic Chanting by Swami Ishtakripananda & other Monastic Brothers marked the beginning of the event.  The event was orgnized in the august presence of Swami Muktinathananda, Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission Sevashrama, Lucknow, Shobhit Narain Agrawal, Founder, Golden Future, Lucknow , Apana Yadav, Renowned Social Activist.

Several top experts shared their views on mental well being like  Dr. Anjali Gupta, Clinical Psychologist, Nur Manzil Hospital, Lucknow, who spoke on different aspects of Relationship for Sound Mental Health.

Dr. Gaurang Gupta, Consultant of Gaurang Clinic and Centre for Homeopathic Research, Lucknow spoke of how people need to be more aware about the signs and symptoms of mental health. He said mental health if detected early can bring down a lot of the discomfort. He said after a religious and spiritual revolution, India is now witnessing a new revolution where people are more open about the mental discomfort. He said gone are the days when there was a belief that anyone who is depressed or has anxiety cannot deliver at work. He said today things are changing.

Among the luminaries sharing their views were Dr. Seema, Founder Trustee of Care Educational Trust who shared her experiences as a domain expert. Gaurav Prakash, State Chairperson CIMFME, U.P. called for empathy and a certain respect for mental health patients. He said communicating and opening up in modern times is very important. He said only communication can declutter several issues in life.

Gaurav Srivastava, Director, Digital Centre of Excellance, JECP, Founder of Inner Soul and speaker in this session requested the audience to connect with him for awareness of Mental Health Mission and professionals can connect on his Inner Soul platform where he is on onboarding therapist, psychiatrist and wellbeing experts across India.

Amishi Puri, a CRY Volunteer shared her views. There was also a Ganesh Vandana and Saraswati Vandana Inspirational Dance.

A panel discussion on Mental Health in an Unequal World saw experts namely Dr. Archana Shukla, Associate Professor, HOD Psychology, Lucknow University, Lucknow, Dr. Kalpana Tripathi, Senior Principal, CMS Mahanagar, Lucknow, Dr. Yogendra Pratap Singh, Founder, ‘Pati-Patni” Kalyan Samiti, Lucknow and Samarth Narain, Art of Living Teacher Moderator – Shobhit Narain Agarwal.

After a Tea Break there was Sandhya Arati. A Tabla Solo Recital by Sohum Mishra – the young Tabla Wizard of Lucknow accompanied by Dinkar Dwivedi and a classical vocal recital by Dr. Biju Kumar Bhagawati supported by Sushanto Mukherjee Tabla, Sumit Kumar Mallik and Harmonium by Pramod Upadhyay captivated the audiences.

This event was organized by a non-profit organization called Golden Future. The founder is Shobhit Narayan. He is a Life Coach, Career Counsellor, Corporate Trainer and Spiritualist.

The main trustees of this organization are Dr. Anjali Gupta, Patron Dr. Girish Gupta and Kumkum Agarwal. The aim of this organization is to make the society aware of mental health.

Supporting Golden Future in this cause were orgnizations like Lucknow Management Association, CRY and Inner Soul Heal your soul.

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