Contribution of Jehangir Hospital

Pune city is called “the cultural capital” of Maharashtra in India. Here ‘culture’ does not only mean festivals and celebrations but it includes courage, ethics and honesty too. As far as ethics and honesty is concerned, along with the people of the city, the history of this place, and other esteemed institutions, Jehangir Hospital is one of the important institutions which has contributed to society by giving priority to service, and does not compromise on ethics and honesty.

Foundation of Jehangir Nursing Home, now Jehangir Hospital, Pune was laid on 6th February 1946 by Sir Cowasji Jehangir, Bt and Lady Hirabai Jehangir, in the form of a 10 bedded nursing home with the purpose to help treat sick and diseased people. It was probably the first private hospital in the city. Lady Hirabai actively participated in running Jehangir Nursing Home. Within next two to three years, many people started coming for treatment, and then Lady Hirabai felt, that, this facility needed an expansion to accommodate and serve a larger number of people.  She kept this thought in front of Sir Cowasji Jehangir. But because at that time, taxation law was newly implemented, which was affecting the liquidity in cash, and so, he asked to hold this thought for some time. But Lady Hirabai felt that immediate expansion of Jehangir Nursing Home was more important and necessary, so that, a larger number of people could get quality treatment on time. She quickly took out her precious jewelry, called jeweler at home, and sold her precious emerald which was estimated to be around Rs.20 lac at that time. When she was asked why she sold her traditional jewelry, she replied that “I am very happy that this emerald could be used for the noble cause of providing medical treatment for the needy.” And she used those 20 lacs in the expansion of Jehangir Nursing Home. She set up an example in society for a noble cause which is continued by the current Lady Jehangir and Sir Cowasji Jehangir, Bt successfully.

The motto of Jehangir Hospital is “We add care” which is truly applied here. Under the motto of “We add care”, sick people are taken care properly, they are not exploited economically in anyway and the right treatment is given as required. In addition to this, Yoga has been included for stress and mind management which is conducted by experienced Yoga Teachers. The teachers go to different wards and according to the state of the In-Patients, they use efficient techniques like Yoga Nidra and relaxation to reduce stress which is working very well. According to the Yoga Teachers, the excessive stress (which is very obvious in hospital environment) resists and hampers with the natural healing of the body and medical treatment. By minimizing the stress, body works at its optimum healing capacity and medical treatment becomes more effective.

Along with In-Patient stress management sessions, regular yoga sessions for nursing and housekeeping staff are also conducted, in order to help them serve patients effectively using a positive state of mind, with empathy, patience and calmness.

Every year on foundation day, Jehangir Hospital felicitates their staff for honesty. This year too, one staff who brought in a packet of Rs.50,000 currency notes to the office which he found lying somewhere in the hospital, was honored. Another lady staff, showing her honesty, submitted a purse with mobile and money, was also honored. Like this, there are many more examples in the hospital who have proven time and again that “Honesty is the best policy”.

To treat sick people in the right and appropriate way is the service to the country which Jehangir Hospital is doing dedicatedly and we feel very proud to be a part of “THE TEAM”.

Thanks & Regards

Prashant Pandey

Yoga Teacher

Mob – +91 8698242607

Sunday Workshop – Yogic Management of Blood Sugar & Diabetes

While medical science claims diabetes is incurable, many studies have proven that it responds very well to yogic management.”

With this perspective, Mr. Prashant Pandey is conducting a Yoga workshop on Blood Sugar & Diabetes. Mr. Prashant Pandey, currently working with Jehangir Hospital, is a Yoga Teacher by profession who is teaching Yoga since 1996 and has vast experience of teaching in the field of health and spiritual wellness.

Aims & Objectives: –

  • Blood sugar & diabetes management through Yoga.
  • To experience peace of mind through various yogic practices.
  • Reduction in stress level and its management.
  • Research based orientation.

Schedule: –

7.00 am – 8.30 am             Asana, Pranayama & Relaxation

8.30 am – 9.00 am             Breakfast

9.00 am – 9.45 am             Stress Management Program (SMP)

9.45 am – 10.30 am           Yoga Nidra & Meditation

10.30 am – 11.00 am         Question & answer session


433 / 10, Saraswat Colony, Behind Old Zilla Parishad, Somwar Peth, Pune – 411 001

Date: –

16th February 2020, Sunday

Time: –

7.00 AM to 11.00 AM

Contact persons :

Ms. Yogini : 9623600316

Ms. Meenal : 9881000443


* We shall provide tea & breakfast

Yoga Nidra & Meditation Retreat

The concept

Oxford dictionary defines “retreat” as a period of time when someone takes break from their usual activities and go to a quiet place for prayer, meditation, self-introspection. On the other hand, in eight limbs of Raja Yoga, the fifth limb of ‘Pratyahara’ is also termed as “retreat” which means withdrawal of the senses.

In broader perspective, both meanings are same, indicate a period of time when we take a break from our usual activities and come to a peaceful place and surroundings where with yogic techniques we can withdraw the senses and connect with our inspiration, motivation and goal of the life and then again go back to our world to perform all our duties in a more efficient way.

For this, the retreat is developed and will be conducted by Mr. Prashant Pandey, who is a Yoga Teacher and Astrologer by profession who is teaching Yoga since 1996 and having vast experience of teaching in the field of health and spiritual wellness.

The objectives

The retreat on Yoga Nidra & Meditation will be based on following objectives:-

  • For good physical health by the practices of Hatha Yoga.
  • For good mental health with the practices of Yoga Nidra.
  • For good emotional health with the practices of Meditation, i.e Trataka and Antar Mouna (Inner Silence)
  • Astrological consultancy to know about personality and working on SWAN principle (Strength, Weaknesses, Ambition, Need)

Yogic components

The 5 days retreat includes the following components of Yoga-

Hatha Yoga starts with body purification. In retreat, the initial emphasis is given for the purification of the physical body through the traditional practices of shatkarmas followed by the practices of asanas, pranayamas, mudra and bandhas

Yoga Nidra is an art of relaxation through which the samskaras, the mental dirt, that accumulates daily in our subconscious, is removed so that the progress of upliftment takes place in our life.

Meditation is a process to connect with our source by healing the emotional injury.

Health Management Portfolio (HMP) is a program developed by Mr. Prashant Pandey who is also a certified Astrologer with the title of “Jyotish Praveen” (Acquaintance with Astrology). In HMP, the science of Yoga, Astrology and Ayurveda is included. With the help of Astrological reading, a specific Yoga program, appropriate diet and lifestyle guidance is given which help the participant to go ahead in a planned manner.

Retreat’s Venue

The retreat will be conducted by Mr. Prashant Pandey in collaboration with Muskotia Wellness @ Kilbury forest, Nainital Himalayas, Uttrakhand, INDIA.

Yoga Nidra and Meditation Retreat is a 5 days residential Retreat (6 nights and 7 days with Check in and Check out) dates Check in 19.4.2020 (Sunday) to 25.4.2020 (Saturday) for a select group of participants so that individual care & attention be provided to every participant.

For details, please open the link :-


Prashant Pandey

Yoga Teacher & Astrologer

+91 8698242607