Mumbai, Sep 28: On the eve of World Heart Day observed on September 28, students of Ryan International Group of Institutions and St. Xavier’s Group of Schools interacted on cardiovascular diseases and their prevention in a virtual platform with healthcare professionals Stan John, Travel Nurse across America, and Lynn John, Nursing Care Tech at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, USA.
With students of 33 schools of Ryan International Group of Institutions and St. Xavier’s Group of Schools in attendance, the interactive talk between Stan and Lynn John, both graduates of Chamberlain University in BNS, and the curious students of both the groups of schools revolved around common health issues of heart, their symptoms, and management of heart issues.
The session was attended by the students of the following schools:
Ryan International School (ICSE), Goregaon / Malad / Chembur
Ryan International School (CBSE), Malad / Kandivli / Nallasopara/ Ambernath
Cambridge School, Kandivli
Ryan Christian School, Borivali / Vashi
Ryan International School, Kundanhalli/ Yelanka / Bannergatta – Bengaluru
Ryan International Academy, Bavdhan, Pune
Ryan International school (ICSE), Pune
St Joseph’s High School (CBSE), Panvel
St Xavier’s High School, Andheri / Goregaon/ Virar / Naigaon/ Kashigaon/ Borivali / Shanti Park
St Francis High School, Vasai/ Bhayandar
St Mary’s High School, Dahisar / Mira Road
St Thomas High School, Dahisar
St Lawrence High School, Borivali /Kandivli
St Aloysius High School, Nallasopara
Fr Agnelo High School, Malad
St Augustine High School, Nerul
The session began by seeking the blessings of the Lord Almighty, Lord’s prayer was led by Mayank Kalambe, Scripture reading by Vani Nair and prayer by Shivani Rajesh while Sesha Gireeshan welcomed the guests with warmth and enthusiasm. Payel Maity from Ryan Ambernath also delivered the welcome note. The interactive talk was managed well by Trisha Thomas and Ankit Basu of Cambridge School who were the main comperers for the day.
While responding to a wide range of questions fielded by the students, Stan and Lynn John stated that cardiovascular disease remains the world’s number one killer and stressed the need for a healthy lifestyle and healthy food habits to reduce the risk of heart ailments in view of the increased risk Covid -19 poses to the people with cardiovascular diseases. Students found the session an enriching experience as they realized the need for a healthy life for a healthy heart.
Aligning with the vision of providing value-based education for the holistic development of the students as envisioned by the chairman of Ryan International Group of Institutions and St Xavier’s Group of Schools Dr A F Pinto and managing director Dr Grace Pinto, interactive sessions are held every month for the students of Ryan International Group of Institutions by inviting professionals from different walks of life.
Following are the students who got the opportunity to interact with the speakers.
1. Mayank Kalambe (Cambridge School – Kandivli )
2. Anushka Sharma (Ryan Christian School - Vashi)
3. Varunika Vipin (Ryan International School Bengaluru - Kundanhalli)
4. Suha Asma Poval Phayath (Ryan International School Bengaluru - Yelahanka)
5. Nivatkar Kamalakant ( St. Xaviers High School – Goregaon)
6. Shreya Ambekar (St Francis High School - Vasai)
7. Aditi Sharma (St Lawrence High School - Kandivli)
8. Falak Shaikh (St Xavier’s High School - Virar)
9. Asiriya Bhawar (St Xavier’s High School - Naigaon)
10. Nandini (St Mary’s High School - Dahisar)
11. Fuzail Khan (St Xavier’s High School Andheri)
12. Dhruv Patel (St Francis High School - Bhayander)
13. Mariyam Khan (St. Xavier’s High School - Shanti Park )
14. Supriya Mashere ( St.Augustine High School - Nerul )
15. Swapnil Bhagwan ( St. Mary High School – Miraroad )
The enriching Session concluded with the thanks giving note by Namrata Iyer from Cambridge School, Kandivli.