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GCW Bhagwati Nagar hosts seminar on Mental Health

JAMMU: A seminar on the topic "Mental Health" under Manodarpan Programme- an initiative of Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India was today organised by Psychological Cell of Government College for Women, Bhagwati Nagar.

At the very outset, a welcome address was given by Principal Prof. Minnie Sharma, in which she stressed upon various aspects of mental health, its impact on the people in general & student community in particular. She also highlighted the role of parents in helping their wards in coping up with this kind of problem.

The key note speaker was Dr. Shiv Mangal Singh Assistant Professor in Psychology, Govt. Degree College Basohli. He highlighted the concept of mental & emotional health which can be helpful for improving self esteem & mental stress and cope up with mental illness. He also shared many examples to make students realise if they are under pressure or stress.

The session ended with filling of a questionnaire in which students assessed their mental health and understood the gravity of the problem.

The programme was coordinated by Dr. Preeti Salathia (Convenor, Psychological Cell) and Dr. Pavanjit Bali (Convenor, Placement Cell).

Vote of thanks was presented by Prof. Anju Bala.

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