Govt launches ‘Manodarpan’ to provide psychological support to students, teachers

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday launched Manodarpan, an initiative to provide psychological support and counselling to students, teachers and families for mental health and emotional well-being.
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman(Hindustan Times File)
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman(Hindustan Times File)
Updated on Jul 21, 2020 09:49 AM IST
Copy Link
New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com| Edited by Nandini

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday launched Manodarpan, an initiative to provide psychological support and counselling to students, teachers and families for mental health and emotional well-being. She was addressing a press conference to announce the fourth tranche of 20 lakh crore economic stimulus package.

“Many students required psychological support because lockdown was new to them. They were stressed because of this. Manodarpan will provide assistance to the students, teachers and parents,” the finance minister said.

Manodarpan will comprise of the following components:

1. Advisory guidelines

2. Web page

3. National level database and directory of counsellors

4. National Toll-free helpline number

5. Interactive online chat option

The minister also announced other programmes like PM eVidya to boost digital education in India, New National Curriculum and Pedagogical framework for school, early childhood and teachers and National Foundational Literacy and Numeracy Mission.

“Measures and reforms announced by the FM today will have a transformative impact on our health and education sectors. They will boost entrepreneurship, help public sector units and revitalise the village economy. Reform trajectories of the states will also get an impetus,” the Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted on Sunday.

 

Union HRD minister also thanked the Prime Minister and finance minister for these schemes in a series of tweets.

“On behalf of the students, parents, and teachers of India, I thank Hon’ble Prime Minister @narendramodi and the Finance Minister @nsitharaman for launching MANODARPAN, an initiative to facilitate a sustainable psychosocial support system for students, families, and teachers,” the HRD minster tweeted.

 

“The initiative will be of great importance even in the post-corona times with proactive and preventive mental health & wellbeing services integrated into the mainstream of learning processes,” he added.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
Close Story
SHARE
Story Saved
OPEN APP
×
Saved Articles
Following
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Sunday, December 05, 2021