Yoga – Art of Living for Healthy Life Style
Dr PC Reddy had long cherished the goal of re introducing Yoga among the Indian population. The inhabitants of the Mandal have been provided with this opportunity with support from SSVYASA University based at Bangalore. To begin with, 02 selected candidates from community were trained at VYASA Institute, Bangalore. They started Yoga classes for the community in the Total Health operational area under the guidance of a trained yoga instructor. An integrated Yoga initiative “Stop Diabetes Movement” for Prevention and Management of Type- Two Diabetes Mellitus has been initiated wef September 2016 in 15 Villages.
Yoga for Stop Diabetes Movement
Integrated Yoga program under Stop Diabetes Movement for Prevention and Management of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus was inaugurated on 18-09-2016.This program aims to mitigate the complications of diabetes mellitus, It is beinginitially piloted in 15 targeted villages for 200 diabetes patients. It is being initiated in convergence with S-VYASA University, Bangalore
Basic ArchitectureThe residents are basically farmers with traditional practices of growing vegetables in their backyards. But mostly the type of vegetables grown besides being nutritionally poor also have low yield as seeds being used are of poor quality and the cultivation practices being used are not in keeping with good practices existing in the field. Total Health addresses these shortcomings and the benificiary is being supplied with quality seeds of diverse vegetables with good nutritional value coupled with capacity building of benificiaries on seed improvement and production techniques.
Expected outcomes • Average availability of atleast 0.5 kg of vegetables per day through NGs • Marginal benificiary families to produce and consume quality vegetables. • Look out option for roling out a commerical model in the second phase.
Impact potential: • Production of vegetables rich in nutrients. • Enhanced food and nutritional security. • Efficient and meaningful use of crop residues, household wastes, water etc. • Economic benefit by saving money in day to day veg purchases and help to generate additional income in second phase.
Sports -Way out for Youth Development
Under the theme of “Bringing people together for creating better tomorrow through sports”; Total Health organizes a Rural Sports Meet on regular basis for the youth of Thavanampalle Mandal. The concept is to engage and involve all sections of the community in a constructive activity so that they are mentally, physically, spiritually and socially healthy to take face the challenges in their lives and strive to keep the community Healthy and Happy. The initiative also provides sports materials and prizes to encourage the youth to participate in sports and other village development activities. 09 Volley Ball teams from 11 Gram Panchayats and Two Kabbadi teams participated in the events.