UnHackathon 2023: Empowering Youth for Health and Well-being

Unlocking Innovations to Transform Healthcare and Well-being

UnHackathon 2023 marked a significant milestone in promoting the health and well-being of youth. Hosted on July 29th at Rishihood University, Sonipat, Delhi NCR, in partnership with Aarogyaseva, this event aimed to empower young minds to take ownership of their physical and mental well-being by addressing critical health-related challenges.

A Day of Inspiration and Collaboration

As the day commenced participants gathered for an engaging event focused on health and well-being. After the curtain raiser and registrations, participants eagerly entered the world of UnHackathon, embracing collaborative thinking and innovative problem-solving.

Insightful Sessions by Esteemed Speakers

Distinguished speakers shared insights throughout the day, addressing crucial health issues:

  • Dr. Aarushi Kehar from the Sirona Hygiene Foundation delved into menstrual hygiene and adolescent mental health
  • Dr. Arjun Chadha, Founder and CEO of Oralens, highlighted the importance of oral hygiene for overall well-being
  • Mr. Harsh Bharti from JHPIEGO emphasized the accessibility of mental health services for children

Keynotes: Shaping New Perspectives

Two powerful keynote sessions brought fresh perspectives to the forefront:

  • Dr. Sukriti Chauhan, CEO of ETI Services, emphasized innovative, youth-friendly mental health solutions grounded in human connection
  • Miss Divya Aggarwal, Associate Dean of IIHMR, Delhi, discussed the impact of societal expectations on children’s mental health

Innovative Solutions and Collaborative Spirit

Teams were the heart of UnHackathon, actively brainstorming and working on diverse challenges. The top three teams showcased exceptional problem-solving skills and teamwork:

  • The winning Team A envisioned an anonymous survey-based approach to encourage self-improvement across various aspects of life.
  • Team B proposed mandala, pet therapy, and avatar therapy solutions to engage young children away from excessive digital media.
  • Team C innovatively explored melatonin secretion for improved sleep in children, presenting a screen protector solution.

A Celebration of Dedication

The event concluded with inspiring posters representing participants’ dedication to creating a healthier world. UnHackathon 2023 stands as a testament to the potential of youth to revolutionize healthcare and well-being through innovation and collaboration.

UnHackathon 2023 was a resounding success, inspiring young minds to create a positive impact on their well-being and the well-being of others. The event’s innovative ideas and collaborative spirit mark a significant step toward transforming healthcare for a brighter, healthier future.

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