RGU holds online workshop | Life skills help to cope with stress: VC

RONO HILLS, Jun 04: Illustrating the concept of life skills, mental health and wellbeing, Rajiv Gandhi Univeristy vice chancellor Prof. Saket Kushwaha recalled real life examples to manage mental health, wellbeing and promoting life skills for self-awareness, critical and creative thinking, coping with stress and emotions, and effective communication skills.

He was addressing the inaugural two-day online workshop on ‘School psychology: Life skills, mental health and wellbeing’, organised jointly by education and psychology departments of RGU, which begun here on Wednesday.

It was an event in collaboration with Indian School Psychology Association (InSPA) and IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Society, Madras Chapter through live video session using WebEx platform.

Kashmir Central University vice chancellor Prof. Mehraj Ud din Mir stressed that teachers role was very essential to support students in learning through online by coping with emotions and stress in the event of technology enabled learning.

Earlier, Prof. P. K. Acharya stressed on objectives, expected outcomes and scope of the workshop while Puducherry InSPA president Dr. Panch. Ramalingam highlighted significance of ICT for teachers in teaching and learning systems to reflect on psychology.

Pro-vice chancellor Prof. A. Mitra highlighted physical, psychological and social wellbeing of individuals for strengthening emotional stability and sociability in the context of intra and inter-individual differences.

State InSPA convener Prof. E. Hangsing exhorted all participants to have positive attitude while registrar. Prof. Tomo Riba and education HoD Prof. Kesang Degi also spoke. The session was coordinated by Dr. Nisath P.M, Narender Singh, Dr. B. Reena Tok and Dr. C. Siva Sankar and librarian Dr. Maltesh, according to a RGU release.

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