Inspiring Session on Active Living in Observance of International Day Against Drug Abuse

Jamshedpur, 26th June 2024 – In honor of International Day Against Drug Abuse, XITE College (Autonomous) organized an enlightening session on Active Living, conducted by Mrs. Jhumpa Mukherjee. This event was held in collaboration with the CII Yi Yuva Jamshedpur Chapter and the Yi Health Cell, and took place on campus dated 26th June 2024.
Mrs. Mukherjee, a distinguished marketing professional, writer and health educator, currently serving as the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) at an Ed-tech startup in Bengaluru, graced the occasion with her presence and expertise. Her session focused on practical strategies for incorporating more physical activity into daily routines, addressing common challenges and highlighting the profound benefits of staying active.
Key Takeaways from the Session:
14-Hour Gap Between Dinner and Breakfast: Mrs. Mukherjee emphasized the importance of allowing a 14-hour gap between the last meal of the day and the first meal of the next day to promote better digestion and overall health.
Consume Food, Not Products: She advised students to opt for natural, whole foods over processed products to maintain a healthier diet.
Sleep Like a Baby: Good sleep hygiene was stressed, with recommendations to ensure a restful night’s sleep.
Screen-Free Time Before Bed: She recommended a two-hour gap between screen time and sleep to improve sleep quality.
Daily 30-Minute Rigorous Activity: Engaging in activities such as dancing, yoga or brisk walking for at least 30 minutes each day was encouraged to boost physical and mental well-being.
Live for a Reason and Purpose: Mrs. Mukherjee inspired students to find and live for their purpose, which can significantly impact their overall happiness and health.
The event was meticulously organized by Mr. Ashish Singh from the Branding and Communication Department and Mr. Naval Narayan Chowdhury from the NSS Department, with significant support from XITE Yi Yuva Executive Committee Members. Their efforts ensured the smooth execution of the session and contributed to its success.
Faculty members present at the event included Prof. Amit Chaturvedi, Prof. Sushmita Chowdhury Sen, Prof. Swati Singh and Prof. Anjali Jha, who actively participated and supported the initiative. Additionally, Mr. Ankit Lodha from Yi was present, adding value to the event with his insights.
Mrs. Mukherjee’s session was not only informative but also highly motivating, encouraging students to adopt healthier lifestyles and reject harmful habits such as drug use. By sharing her wealth of knowledge and practical tips, she left a lasting impact on the students and faculty, reinforcing the college’s commitment to promoting health and well-being within the community.
As we continue to observe the International Day Against Drug Abuse, XITE remains dedicated to fostering a drug-free and health-conscious environment. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Mrs. Jhumpa Mukherjee, CII Yi Yuva and all the participants who made this event a resounding success.

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