Andaman & Nicobar Lt. Governor urges people to look beyond self, work for larger interest of society and nation Port Blair

By: | Published: June 22, 2016 2:33 PM

Participating in the 4th Wellness Rules Conclave here earlier this week, the Lt. Governor of the Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lt. General A.K. Singh, gave a clarion call to all people living on the islands to live in hope...

Andaman & Nicobar IslandMany senior officers from the defence and civil administration and civil society groups attended the conclave. (PTI)

Participating in the 4th Wellness Rules Conclave here earlier this week, the Lt. Governor of the Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lt. General A.K. Singh, gave a clarion call to all people living on the islands to live in hope and urged them to look beyond self, and work in the larger interest of society and the nation.

“Life is not a race, pause for a while; catch your breath and look at the beautiful moments that surround us. Live in hope rather in despair. Don’t let your ego drive your discourse,” said the Lt. Governor, while asking people to come out of negative discourses leading to despair.

“It should be a positive discourse leading to hope,” he advised.

He complimented the organizers the Sleepwell Foundation and the Directorate of Social Welfare, Andaman & Nicobar Administration for conducting the conclave at Port Blair and said it is a very topical seminar and aims to benefit the Islanders.

“The wellness conclave is happening on the eve of Yoga, which itself is agreat way to achieve wellness,” he said. Vice Admiral Bimal Verma, Commander-in-Chief of the Andaman and Nicobar Command, also addressed the conclave, while Chief Secretary Raajiv Yaduvanshi delivered the concluding address.

Many senior officers from the defence and civil administration and civil society groups attended the conclave.

In her introductory address, Namita Gautam, Managing Trustee, Sleepwell Foundation, said, “The Sleepwell Foundation team is delighted to be in Port Blair and hopes to make these Islands more beautiful with mantras of proactive wellness. Our mission is to sensitize and positively impact the lives of the youth of India, especially the women through our awareness programmes, actions and advocacy on wellness (Proactive Wellness), Clean India (Act Clean), Skill Development (Pro-Skill) and Education (Shining Girls). We dedicate ourselves to help Young India unlock its true potential.”

Participants at the conclave were addressed and counselled by a panel of eminent experts from various disciplines.

The list of eminent panelists included Dr. Sadhna Gupta, Yogacharya Dr.

Kapil Bajaj, Ms. Arvinder J. Singh, Ms. Shubra Gupta, Ms. Harmeet Bajaj, Ms. Revathy Menon, Ms. Rene Singh, Ms. Avni Sethi and Mr. Kamal Ahmed.

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