Standing Conference of Public Enterprises (SCOPE) organized a programme on ‘Self-Empowerment through Yoga’ with Dr. Mohit D. Gupta, leading cardiologist and motivational speaker as part of Yoga Utsav 2022. The occasion was also addressed by Shri Atul Sobti, Director General, SCOPE. The motivational talk was followed by meditation which focused on harmonizing mind and body and relieving stress and Dr. Sandeep Sharma, Convener, SCOPE Health Committee gave the concluding remarks.
Dr. Mohit D. Gupta, in his talk shared the nuances of positive thinking and how through yoga one can attain self-empowerment. Yoga, he said, is all about synchronization and harmonization of mind and body. Dr. Gupta presented case studies and scientific data on how individuals can unravel their true potential by the power of positive thinking and believing in themselves.
Shri Atul Sobti, enunciating the importance of Yoga, said it is an age-old Indian spiritual tradition and has been globally accepted as a way to live a healthy and happy life. Self-empowerment, he said, can be achieved primarily by developing a positive attitude. He added that SCOPE will continue to create newer avenues to accentuate mental and physical well-being.
Understanding nutrition and managing eating habits is key to a healthy life. Highlighting the same, Standing Conference of Public Enterprises (SCOPE) with Famhealth organized webinar on HEAL - Healthy Eating & Active Living. Clinical nutritionist, Dr. Nupur Krishnan, Director, BioLogics Healthcare & Fit India Ambassador, Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports Authority of India; Mr. Atul Sobti, Director General, SCOPE and Mr. Alok Verma, Director (HR), HAL addressed the participants on 18th December, 2021. Over 1000 participants with their families joined the dynamic session through SCOPE’s various platforms.
Dr. Nupur Krishnan in her presentation highlighted the significance of a balanced diet with essential nutrients to lead a healthy life. Drawing attention to science behind food, conscious eating, busting myths on diets, she shared apposite cooking methods with inculcating good food habits that are essential for sustainable health in today’s time Mr. Atul Sobti in his address said that though normalcy is returning, dubiety of future has accentuated the need to stay vigilant and informed about health and wellness. Highlighting SCOPE’s endeavour to organise programs on overall health and wellness, he reiterated the role of nutrition in ensuring quality of life.
Mr. Alok Verma stated as the webinar encapsulated aspects of leading a healthy life, it is also important to enunciate the need for consuming right information with regard to health. He emphasised on the need for knowledge of nutrition especially with present corporate lifestyle.
On the occasion of the 7th International Yoga Day, Standing Conference of Public Enterprises (SCOPE) organised a session ‘Enhancing Immunity through Yoga & Meditation’ in collaboration with Bapu Nature Cure Hospital and Yogashram (BNCHY), New Delhi. Ms. Rashmi Nair, Director, BNCHY; Mr. Krishana Yadav, Yoga lead Trainer and Mr. Yashpal Singh, meditation expert took an interactive yoga session. Mr. Atul Sobti, DG, SCOPE and Mr. Pradip Kumar Das, CMD, IREDA & Vice Chairman, SCOPE also addressed the participants. Over 450 participants with their families joined the informative module through SCOPE’s various platforms.
Mr. Atul Sobti in his address said that understanding the significance of Yoga in the present scenario, SCOPE organised this program to help participants imbibe, follow yoga as a lifestyle practice, instil positivity and be better prepared for the future.
Mr. Das stated that Yoga is the remedy for many ailments and should be followed not as a ritual but as a spiritual practice to cure diseases.
Yoga session by Mr. Krishana and meditation session by Mr. Singh was followed by an interactive session where several queries were addressed on Yoga as a practice that can cure and help endure what cannot be cured.
The secret to infinite potential lies in the depths of our awareness and consciousness and accentuating this, Standing Conference of Public Enterprises (SCOPE) hosted a discourse on ‘The Nature of Reality- Unleashing the Infinite potentials’ with world icon of Wellness and personal transformation, Dr. Deepak Chopra from USA. Dr. Naresh Trehan, CMD, Medanta: The Medicity graced the event as Guest of honor. The virtual program was also addressed by Dr. H.K. Chopra, Senior Consultant Cardiologist, Medanta Moolchand Heart Institute and Mr. Atul Sobti, DG, SCOPE. Dr. Deepak Chopra was felicitated with ‘Gyan Jyoti Award’ by SCOPE for his contribution in converging Science and Spirituality.
Demystifying self-awareness, Dr. Deepak Chopra spoke about the intersection of spirituality and science, enunciating the need for deeper connection between ourselves and the larger cosmos to unleash life’s true reality. He shared seven pillars of well-being that may help in realizing reality and strengthening oneself to identify diseases as predictable, reversible so as to achieve longevity of a healthy life.
In his address, Dr. Naresh Trehan said that human beings are connected in multiple ways to the universe and must remain cognizant of the link between spiritualism and medicine. He emphasized that spiritualism and science cannot be dealt in isolation and hence we all must holistically look at the entire ecosystem and bring it together for the benefit of humanity.
Mr. Atul Sobti shared that this webinar with the esteemed panel was a historic moment in SCOPE’s endeavor to organize programs for the overall wellness of society and aimed at reverberating the two fundamentals of human life – Science and Spirituality, which if achieved can do miracles.
Dr. H.K. Chopra conducted the program, reiterating the prominence of higher-level consciousness and encouraged participants to learn the secret to a fulfilled life from the seer, sage, saint and scientist all in one, Dr. Deepak Chopra.
Managing emotional contagion amidst the ongoing pandemic has given rise to the need to talk and be heard like never before. Deciphering this, Standing Conference of Public Enterprises (SCOPE) with Famhealth organized ‘Sharing is Caring- A Dialogue on Emotional Strengthening- Real life experiences’ with renowned psychiatrist, Dr. Nimesh G. Desai, Director, IHBAS, New Delhi. Mr. Atul Sobti, Director General, SCOPE and Ms. B. K. Sokhey, Director (Finance), NBCC also addressed the webinar while Mr. R.K. Sinha, Director (Personnel), CWC and members of Public Sector fraternity shared their personal experiences. Nearly 850 participants with their families joined the emotional tete-a-tete through SCOPE’s various platforms.
Dr. Nimesh G. Desai articulated the need to instill hope, channel positive thoughts and filter the content we consume, to retain mental wellness. Guiding the participants he motivated them to let go off their fear, anxiety, survivor’s guilt and look forward to a brighter tomorrow.
Mr. Atul Sobti stated that as the second wave has had a cascading impact, with no one being unaffected, PSEs have stood firm, strong, continuing to offer unwavering support. He added that SCOPE will continue to create such conducive opportunities for mental well-being of PSE fraternity and their families.
The dialogue between Dr. Desai and individuals gave participants a glimpse into the real life experiences of individuals and motivated everyone to rise above the crisis.
Ms. B. K. Sokhey commending the spirit of those sharing their experiences said it was time to stay strong and surround ourselves with only positive thoughts.
Achieving emotional wellness and immunity has become a key challenge amidst these perplexing times. Recognizing this, Standing Conference of Public Enterprises (SCOPE) organized a virtual rendezvous titled ‘Happiness & Harmony– Road to Engagement & Creativity’ with Sister BK Shivani, one of the most sought-after spiritual speakers in the world. Mr. Rakesh Kumar, CMD, NLCIL & Chairman, SCOPE and Mr. Atul Sobti, DG, SCOPE also addressed the webinar. Nearly 800 participants joined the riveting experience through SCOPE’s various platforms.
Sister Shivani in her address signified the importance of internal contentment for achieving happiness. Drawing attention to the imperfect situation created due to COVID 19, she said that there was a need to pause and reflect on one’s priorities in life. She added that in this age of technology and social media there was an urgent need to restrict content consumption to build emotional immunity, be positive and achieve ‘Atma Nirbharta -self-reliance’ in our thoughts.
Mr. Rakesh Kumar in his address said that there was a need to recognize the path to happiness that does not only focus professional satisfaction but also helps achieve happiness and contentment in one’s personal life.
Mr. Atul Sobti highlighted the importance of finding happiness and recognizing actions that can harmonize as well as re-enthuse individual towards better engagement in life. While expressing gratitude to Sister BK Shivani, he reiterated SCOPE’s commitment in conducting symposiums and programs for the mental and emotional wellness.
13th April, 2021
Partaking in Prime Minister’s call for ‘Tika Utsav’ (National Vaccination Festival) to combat COVID 19, Standing Conference of Public Enterprises (SCOPE) organised a workplace vaccination camp for employees of Public Sector Enterprises at SCOPE Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi. Shri Gurdeep Singh, CMD, NTPC; Shri Atul Sobti, DG, SCOPE; Shri B.V.N. Prasad, CMD, CCI, Directors and other senior officials were among those who got vaccinated at the camp which received an overwhelming response.
The vaccination drive was held in coordination with Office of Chief District Medical Officer & District Magistrate (South East), New Delhi. Earlier, SCOPE had avidly participated in Government’s Public Health Response Campaign for COVID-Appropriate Behaviour.
The world is waging a two-front battle of infection and dubiety due to onslaught of information amidst the pandemic. Elucidating solutions, Standing Conference of Public Enterprises (SCOPE) with Famhealth organized ‘3M (Mindfulness, Meditation & Medication) COVID Protocol: Today & Tomorrow (Myths and Realities)’ with Dr. H.K. Chopra, Senior Consultant Cardiologist, Medanta Moolchand Heart Institute, New Delhi. Ms. Soma Mondal, Chairman, SAIL & Chairperson, SCOPE; Mr. Atul Sobti, Director General, SCOPE and Ms. Asha Kapoor, MD, Famhealth also addressed the webinar. Nearly 1100 participants with their families joined the informative interaction through SCOPE’s various platforms.
Dr. H.K. Chopra apprised participants on the adoption of 3M protocol of being mindful and meditative by balancing thoughts, consciousness and following medication cautiously, under supervision to overcome the disease. Replying on common issues, he encouraged individuals to go for vaccination to abate the pandemic long lastingly.
Ms. Soma Mondal in her address said that the second wave has been excruciating both mentally and physically and Public Sector Enterprises (PSEs) are at the forefront for the citizens and encouraged participants to seek benefit from the program.
Mr. Atul Sobti stated that to overcome this trepidatious phase individuals must focus on accurate information and maintain mental calmness. He assured that SCOPE will continue to organise programs that provide precise information and solutions to individuals.
12th October, 2020
Pursuant to launch of nation-wide campaign to fight the ongoing pandemic by Hon’ble Prime Minister, employees of Standing Conference of Public Enterprises (SCOPE), an apex body of Public Sector Enterprises (PSEs) in India pledged to follow COVID - Appropriate Behaviour.
SCOPE has been working closely with the Government and PSEs to spread this low-cost high-intensity campaign with the key message to “Wear Mask, Follow Physical Distancing, Maintain Hand Hygiene.” Recently, SCOPE also brought out a Compendium highlighting the widespread initiatives undertaken by PSEs during the COVID crisis which was released by Union Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar in the presence of MoS Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal and Shri Sailesh, Secretary, DPE.
27th August, 2020
The manifestations of the pandemic have been aplenty, especially on mental wellbeing of everyone. To address concerns regarding this, Standing Conference of Public Enterprises (SCOPE) organised its International webinar in association with Famhealth on ‘COVID Pandemic and its impact on Mental Health.’ The webinar was addressed by Prof. Stefano Pallanti, Stanford University, USA; Dr. Ranjana Verma, Maryland, USA; Mr. Atul Sobti, DG, SCOPE; Dr. Amitabh Saha, Max Hospitals, India and Dr. Anjali Nagpal, CMD, Serenity Clinic, India. Over 1200 participants including senior officials of PSEs attended the webinar through SCOPE’s various platforms.
Prof. Stefano Pallanti in his address highlighted the impact of the pandemic on mental health of individuals globally. He cited the urgency of looking at the virus as a major threat to the brain and the need for self assessment to overcome anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorders in these crisis times.
Mr. Atul Sobti in his address said that SCOPE, as the apex organisation of PSEs in India, will continue to address challenges faced by the workforce. He also said that after addressing physical health perspective in its previous webinars, SCOPE organised this webinar to seek counsel from global experts amidst unprecedented pressure on workforce and their families.
Dr. Anjali Nagpal drew attention to the various challenges arising due to the sudden disconnect among individuals due to the pandemic. She also signified that we need to be alert and identify mental struggles being faced by our friends and family and reach out to them in times of need.
Dr. Ranjana Verma spoke about the impact of the pandemic on young minds and the adverse effects of the disruption in the rhythm of everyday life on them. She reiterated the importance of creating confidence and reassuring children in times of crisis and seeking professional help as and when needed.
Dr. Amitabh Saha in his address spoke about the biggest challenge being adjusting to the new normal mentally and gave tips to preserve mental wellbeing as the quantum of psychological stress was alarming and one of the worst seen in recent times.
Dialogue with Globally Acclaimed Medical Experts from USA and India
28th June, 2020
Expanding its horizons in capacity building with an array of distinctive topics, Standing Conference of Public Enterprises (SCOPE) organised its 11th webinar titled ‘Enhancing Corporate Health during Corona Virus’ with globally acclaimed medical experts from USA and India. Dr. Navin C. Nanda, Distinguished professor, Medicine & Cardiovascular Diseases, University of Alabama, USA, Ms. Mona Jauhar, Chief Functional Nutritionist, Founder President, Mechanism Wellness, New York, Dr. H.K. Chopra, President, World Wellness Foundation & Chief Consultant Cardiologist ,Moolchand Medicity Hospital, Mr. Atul Sobti DG,SCOPE and Dr. Anil Pareek, President, Medical Affairs and Clinical Research, IPCA addressed the participants. Around 2500 participants with their families joined in the interactive session LIVE through various platforms of SCOPE & IPCA. The webinar will also be telecasted on Tata Sky Famhealth channel for people to take continued benefit of the advice by medical experts Dr. Nanda, also known as face of Cardiology emphasised on Indians being at high risk of heart diseases. With the renewed risk factors amidst COVID times, he asserted the need for dietary management, good nutrition and physical activity to improve wellness of the heart. Calling sedentary lifestyle the new cancer, he advised all to be constantly on the move and base diets on plant based food.
Dr. Chopra besides giving various health tips to fight corona stated that a positive mindset is the biggest weapon against the disease and therefore optimism is true prevention.
Mr. Sobti stated that this crisis has brought awareness of health to the forefront and spoke about the paramount importance of overall wellness of employees at this time. He also highlighted the relentless support of Public Sector Enterprises during the crisis and assured the continued efforts of SCOPE in capacity building.
Ms. Jauhar discussed the interconnectedness of the human body and gave tips to build immunity and resilience through eating right. She signified the impact of a good balanced and premeditated diet to achieve overall fitness of the body and mind. Dr. Pareek in his address encapsulated the salient points deliberated and suggested all to follow them for a healthy life.
21st June, 2020
Standing Conference of Public Enterprises (SCOPE), an apex body of Public Sector, held a virtual yoga session commemorating the 6th International Yoga Day on the theme ‘Yoga at Home and Yoga with Family.’ Mr. Atul Sobti DG, SCOPE addressed the participants and emphasised that amidst these uncertain present times, practicing yoga can help achieve a fine balance in one’s life by creating harmony of mind, body and soul and therefore it should not be confined to a single day but be practiced regularly.
Yoga Acharya Saurav Sameer of Holistic Yoga took the participants through several yoga and meditation practices to accentuate their health. SCOPE as part of employee welfare continues to organise regular yoga sessions.
29th October 2019
Standing Conference of Public Enterprises (SCOPE) in order to promote health awareness about prostate cancer amongst the employees of Public Sector Enterprises (PSEs), invited renowned oncologist, Padma Shri Dr. P. K. Julka at its headquarters. Mr. Atul Sobti, Director General, SCOPE welcomed Dr. Julka. Dr. Julka explained the cause, prevention and cure of Prostate Cancer with Public Sector employees.