Experts also advocated for adopting a lifestyle based on ancient eastern philosophies in order to avoid the threat of Covid-19.
Senior Ayurvedic doctor Dr Rishiram Koirala, speaking at a ‘zoom meeting’ organized by the Bagmati Cleaning Mega-Campaign here today, emphasized the importance of restoring the kitchen cultures that existed in ancient eastern societies.
Dr. Koirala cited some of our ancient safe kitchen habits and dining etiquettes, such as washing hands before and after a meal, having one person continually serve all others in the kitchen, and entering the kitchen wearing a clean cloth.
According to him, these practices were extremely scientific, and the Covid-19 pandemic has given an opportunity to reflect on and return to our ancient kitchen culture/practices, which were extremely scientific.
He indicated that eating organic and hygienic foods, maintaining a healthy mindset, and de-stressing could all help to avoid infections like Coronavirus.
In a similar vein, psychologist Kanchan Rawat revealed that her research revealed that four out of every five people had psychological problems. She warned that during a health crisis like this, cases of depression, narcotic substance abuse, domestic and sexual violence were on the rise.
What’s more alarming, she says, is that many people with mental health problems either don’t have access to mental health services in our nation or don’t seek clinical treatment because they’re afraid of becoming stigmatized.
Rawat stated that children and the elderly are more vulnerable to Covid-19 infection, emphasizing the importance of paying attention to these vulnerable groups in order to protect them from a rapidly spreading infection. She requested that the disadvantaged community be given special attention.
According to her working paper, balancing dual roles such as professional and domestic responsibilities had brought women to the verge of overstress and depression.
Managing a home, children, and office duties, among other disproportionate commitments, duties, and responsibilities, has resulted in women experiencing stress.
Rawat recommended doing yoga, pranayama, and light exercises at home on a regular basis at this stage.
She also emphasized leisure activities at home, despite the fact that a prohibition order has been imposed to stop the spread of Covid-19.
Willpower and immunity, according to Psychologist Rawat, would increase if we focused on helping others rather than worrying about pandemics.
Kishor Singh Shahi, a teacher at Prekshya Meditation Centre, taught yoga practice from zoom, saying that meditation and yoga help people stay calm during pandemics and keep the body’s oxygen supply management system working.
Leelamani Poudyal, the former Chief Secretary and the key campaigner for the Bagmati Clean-Up Mega Drive, shared her commitment to continuing the meditation and yoga practice program from zoom every day.
Similarly, Bagmati Clean-Up Campaigner Narayan Shrestha stated that weekly interactions with experts in the fields of meditation and yoga will be arranged.
On the occasion of the Bagmati Clean-Up Mega Campaign’s completion after eight years, a special program from zoom will be broadcast on Wednesday. On May 13, 2013, the campaign was released.
Every week on Saturday morning, under the banner of “Two hours volunteering in a week for the nation,” the campaign continues.
The Bagmati Clean-Up Campaign has inspired the launch of the campaign in 107 locations across the country.