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.