The Higher Education Department with the active involvement of Govt. College for Women, Parade Ground, Jammu, organized a webinar on the theme, ‘Holistic Mental and Emotional Well Being’ at the launch of Psychological-Cum-Career Counselling Cells in Colleges of Jammu and Kashmir.
Commissioner Secretary, Higher Education Department, Talat Parvez Rohella, who is also Chief Patron of the Cell, presided over the webinar.
Director Colleges, Dr Yaseen Ahmed Shah; Principal, Govt. College for Women, Parade Ground, Jammu, Dr S.P. Sarswat, and Patron-Psychological, Career Counseling & Placement Cell, Jammu; Dr Sheikh Ajaz Bashir, Principal, Islamia College, Srinagar, and Patron-Psychological, Career Counseling & Placement Cell, Kashmir; Vikas Dhar Bhagati, Deputy Secretary Higher Education Department, Dr Kumar Sourabh, Member, Coordination Cell, Higher Education Department, Principals and faculty of Degree Colleges from across the UT, attended the webinar.
Dr Jitendra Nagpal, Sr. Psychiatrist, Institute of Mental Health and Life Skill Promotion Moolchand Medicity, New Delhi was a resource person on the occasion.
He spoke on the constituents of holistic mental and emotional well being amidst the crisis faced by the youth in the current scenario and ways to overcome it.
He also spoke about the roles that schools, colleges and the youth must undertake to ensure the mental and emotional well being in such times.
Addressing the webinar, Talat Parvez Rohella talked about the mental health scenario in the UT of J&K.
Under the Commissioner Secretary's leadership, a process has been initiated by the Department of Higher Education to train teachers, facilitate them to work in teams as counsellors and provide psychological counselling to the youth.
The webinar received an overwhelming response as over 500 participants joined the event and were streamed live on Youtube.
The Webinar was organized by the IQAC team, GCW Parade Ground, Jammu.
Prof. S.K. Dhar, Convenor, IQAC and all members of IQAC actively participated in the event and the Commissioner Secretary lauded their efforts towards the conduct of the webinar.