CHANDIGARH 17MARCH-When the Guru sprinkles the color of Knowledge, the real Holi is celebrated; which in turn removes the temporary stains of worldly colors and dyes one in the fast color of the Supreme One.’

The much anticipated festival of them all is here, holi! The festival of colours is celebrated every year with much pomp and show and is filled with excitement. This colourful festival is celebrated in every corner of the country with equal enthusiasm and in unique ways to mark the beginning of spring. On the day which now marks as holi, Holika was meant to wear a cloak and throw Prahlad in the bonfire. But, when Holika reached the fire, the cloak flew away from her shoulders and went on Prahlad and protected him instead, burning Holika to ashes. Therefore, holi is popularly known as the win of good over evil.

However, with the passage of time this festival became vitiated, with people polluting the bodies and minds of one another by using chemical colours to celebrate it. In order that the Divinity in the form of society remains healthy, happy, and intoxicated with divine bliss, holi was celebrated in its traditional form with no harmful colours and water free. The intention is to save water and be chemical free on tan auspicious occasion. So this time, holi was celebrated with pureness of flowers than colours at Shikara @Sukhna Lake with members of meetup the women's club with Radha Krishan ji . The event was attended by pregnant and recently delivered ladies along with members of Meetup club.

In one of its kind celebration, the emphasis was given on deducting the evils which we create ourselves due to unhealthy lifestyle and hypertension. The expertise at the event Dr Seema Wadhwa said that they have observed hypertension and stress in young girls and going to be moms. According to them it was figured out that the effect of stress in going to be mothers affect the inborn baby as well. Stress worsens the risk of conditions like obesity, heart disease, Alzheimer's disease, diabetes, depression, gastrointestinal problems, and asthma.

Nevertheless, healthy lifestyle modifications are possible with appropriate interventions, which include nutritional counselling, exercise training, and stress management techniques to improve outcomes for patients at risk and those who already have common chronic diseases. The event brought an insight on how one can manage life easily without taking stress and monitor one’s well-being by being calm and composed.

Dr Seema Wadhwa, a renowned gynaecologist said, “Stress experienced by a woman during pregnancy may affect her unborn baby as early as 17 weeks after conception, with potentially harmful effects on brain and development. The exposure of an expectant mother to stressful situations can influence the cognitive, behavioural and physical development of the children. In addition it may result in an increased risk of other mental health disorders, such as autism and depression”.

She added, “It is vital that pregnant women are given adequate support and reassurance from their family, friends and employers, to ensure they have a happy and healthy pregnancy."