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Dr. D.Y. Patil College of Physiotherapy

GUEST LECTURE ON “Need for Assertiveness Skills - Strokes”

Tuesday, March 29, 2022 |Dr. D. Y. Patil College of Physiotherapy, Pimpri, Pune |Guest Lecture


On the 29th of March, 2022, Dr. D.Y. Patil College of Physiotherapy, Pimpri, Pune organized a guest lecture on the topic “Need For Assertiveness Skills - Strokes”. The guest lecture was focused on self-awareness of the need for physical, verbal, and non-verbal communication and its importance. This lecture was planned under the guidance of Dr. Tushar J. Palekar, Principal, Dr. D.Y. Patil College of Physiotherapy, Pune and coordinated by Dr. Manisha Rathi and Dr. Seema Saini.

Principal welcomed and felicitated the guest speaker Mr. Prasanna Ragunathan, who is a Learning and Developmental Facilitator, Performance Coach, Practicing Transactional Analyst, and Heartfulness Meditation Trainer. The lecture was conducted from 12.00pm to 1.00pm for 1st and 2nd Year Post Graduate students.

At the time of the lecture, emphasis was given on how to inculcate strokes in day-to-day life and the importance of the same. Mr. Prasanna Ragunathan shared his interests and valuable input on knowing yourself and expressing your thoughts irrespective of being positive or negative. He very well explained self-development and different types of strokes and how to practically apply them in everyday life. The primary goal of this lecture was to educate the students and staff on the importance of positive strokes which we otherwise neglect in our daily living.

There was an encouraging response from the participants and they found the guest lecture to be very useful and interesting. The expert interacted with the staff and students and activity was done at the end of the session. A total of 70 participants attended the lecture.

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