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Evolve new values: Dhande

india Updated: Oct 30, 2006 01:14 IST

ONE-DAY SYMPOSIUM on ‘Helping gifted mind-challenge and opportunities’ at the IIT-K was organised to give directions to the students who often get depressed amidst adverse situations in their academic, family and financial spheres.

Inaugurating the symposium, the director of the Institute, Dr Sanjay G Dhande said that amidst the fast changing social scenario it had become necessary that existing life style and think plans be reviewed and new values should be evolved to face the challenges.

He said that every ones mind was gifted with novel ideas and had the capacity to perform something extraordinary if one learnt to exist amidst the bigger challenges without letting ones spirits down. He said that a passion to live and to do great things was required to be inducted in ones personality.

He said the IIT-K was the first Institute in the country, which had started counseling service for the students so that their real inner-self could be identified and their energies could be directed towards the higher goals.

The dean of students’ affairs (DOSA), Dr Praval Sinha said that no doubt that students suffered from certain stress and strains, but they should know that the phenomenon of the ‘twin-evils’ was universal and no one was spared by the ill effects of the stress. However, the wisdom lies in the fact as how bravely one could overcome the ill effects of the depression, distress, tension and stress, he added.

The first half of the symposium was devoted to academic deliberations, while at the technical session, eminent psychologists including Neha Ananad Ravi Varma, Arvind Misra, Madhu Gupta and Girishwar Misra had more than two-hour long interaction with the students and answered their typical questions relating to tensions and stress leading to suicidal tendency.