9th Mile, Ri Bhoi, 8 September, 2018: World Physiotherapy Day was celebrated today by the Department of Physiotherapy at USTM. The theme of this year’s celebration was ‘Physiotherapy in Mental Health’. Dr. Dipankar Bhattacharya, Deputy General Manager, Oil India Limited and Chairperson of Anti-Doping Commission, Indian Association of Sports Medicine, delivered a talk on Health and Fitness. The other speaker on the occasion was, Dr. Bijoy Pratim Chaudhuri Senior consultant psychiatrist at Mindcare Neuro Psychiatric Clinic, Guwahati and Excel Care Hospital, Guwahati.
USTM Chancellor, M Hoque graced the event and delivered a motivating speech. Other dignitaries present include, Dr. P.K Goswami, Vice Chancellor, USTM, Dr. R. K Sharma, Advisor, USTM, Dr. Ajmal Barbhuiya, Academic Registrar, USTM, Dr. Habibul Islam, Dean, School of Allied Medical Sciences. All the dignitaries delivered inspiring speeches. Dr. Pooja Chaudhuri, H. O. D, University College of Physiotherapy and Research delivered welcome address and briefed about the immense role physiotherapy has in mental health.The even concluded with the Vote of Thanks by HOD, Department of Physiotherapy, USTM.
After the sensitizing sessions, students performed three skit plays at Amenity Centre of the University. It followed with Walkathon inside the university premises. A free physiotherapy Camp was also organised by the department in association with Indian Association of Physiotherapists Women’s Cell.