1. Day and Date – Tuesday, 10 th November 2020 Class: Std I - III
Webinar : ‘Covid 19: Ongoing Precautions’
The Guest Parent Speaker, Dr Meetali Bidaye, an eminent nephrologist shared her experiences, and highlighted the care and precautions to be taken in the pandemic. She
explained in detail how the virus hijacks a living cell’s machinery and uses it to reproduce
more virus particles. Dr Bidaye spoke about the symptoms in various organs due to SARS
- COV-2. She explained the importance of wearing a mask. She also spoke about the
common myths, health effects caused by air pollution and firecracker pollutants. She
shared tips to be followed this festive season.
Dr Bidaye concluded the session by saying; the most important thing is clean hands.
2. Day and Date – Saturday, 7 th November 2020 Class: Std IV - VII
Webinar: Health and Nutrition in Children
Time: 10am -11am
The webinar was a live event organised by Vikhe Patil Memorial School, Pune and was
viewed by the Principals, teachers and students of Classes IV – VII from Vikhe Patil
Memorial School, Pune, Nashik, Lohegaon and LFS Loni.
The session commenced with the Guest Parent Speaker, Mrs Sunita Kulkarni being
introduced to the audience. Mrs Kulkarni began her talk by giving children a small insight
about the need to practice good food habits and what it means to be healthy.
This was followed by understanding that we need to EARN optimum health through
Exercise, Attitude, Rest and Nutrition and we need to strive towards achieving it by
understanding the right proportion of a balanced nutrition.
Mrs Kulkarni went on to explain what optimum development in children within various
age groups, 1-4 years, 4-12 years and 12-18 years should be ideally. She emphasised on
the fact that children need to consume a minimum of 3 litres of water a day and what kind
of food needs to be consumed in order to maintain proper bone health, brain health,
immunity and vision health.
Mrs Kulkarni also suggested a few tips on how to consume food rich in vitamins and
minerals and also shared a few exercises to be followed for good eyesight.
3. Day and Date – 28 th November 2020 Class: Std VIII
Time: 10am -11am
Empathy is like a universal solvent. Any problem immersed in empathy becomes soluble.
A session on empathy was organized by Dr. Vikhe Patil Foundation for students of Std
VIII of all the schools under foundation VPMS Pune, Little Flower School, Loni, VPMS
Lohegaon and VPMS Nashik. The Guest Parent Speaker, Ms Sneha Deolankar threw the
ball in the students' court with the question “What are empathy and what sympathy is?”
She also elaborated on types of empathy and raised a question “Which type of empathy do
you feel is more healthy type? Why?” She allowed students to unfold what empathy meant
by narrating an anecdote. In subsequent activities, students and teachers made an empathy
bubble and listed out things they are not able to do. Students individually listed out
similarities and differences and shared with everyone.
She brought out the importance of social interactions by giving example of Sheldon
cooper of Big Bang where his Intelligence Quotient is very high but emotional quotient is