One-Day International Webinar on “Mental Health and Career Counselling” organized by Amar Singh College

SRINAGAR: Psychological cum Career Counselling and Placement Cell of the college organized One-Day International webinar at Amar Singh College, Srinagar on 29th December, 2020 at 12.00PM (IST) under Manodarpan, an initiative by MHRD, Govt. of India as part of Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan.  The theme of the webinar was “Mental Health and career counselling”. The webinar acquainted the participants with two important aspects of counselling viz-a-viz Mental Health and Career Counselling: both being indispensable for leading a modern life.
Commissioner/Secretary to Government, Higher Education Department, J&K, Talat Parvez Rohella was the Chief Patron of the programme.
Prof. Bashir Ahmad Rather, Principal of the college, in his address formally welcomed the participants, dignitaries and the Resource Persons and informed that the college is contemplating to conduct more such online workshops and webinars.
The programme consisted of Two Technical sessions and was coordinated by the members of Manodarpan Initiative, Dr. Ulfat Jaan, Dr. Syed Mutahar Aaqib and Dr. Parvaize Ahmad Dar.
Ulfat Jaan, in her opening remarks, introduced the theme and importance of the webinar. She informed the audience that more than 1000 participants registered for the webinar. The participants included faculty members of the College, research scholars and students. She also introduced the Speakers for the Webinar, Ms. Aflaha Wadera (Senior Manager, Common Wealth Bank of Australia) and Ms. Asiya Niyaz (Consultant clinical psychologist, IMHANS, Srinagar) to the audience.
Ms. Asiya Niyaz in her elaborated presentation explained various mental health issues and their causes. At the same time, she deliberated upon the importance of counselling in day-to-day life. She stressed upon various methods and strategies to alleviate stress.
Ms. Aflaha Wadera, who is also a certified ICF life coach stressed upon developing a mindset for corporate career and asserted the importance of goal setting in order to stay focused. Aflaha also shared her mantra of success with the participants and encouraged them to explore new career options in the job market.
The Webinar was followed by a healthy interactive session which was moderated by Dr. Parvaize Ahmad Dar. The rapporteur for the proceedings of the programme was Dr. Shamas un Nisa. The programme concluded with a formal vote of thanks proposed by Dr. Syed Mutahar Aaqib which was followed by the distribution of e-certificates to the participants.
The webinar was conducted over the Google Meet and due to the overwhelming response of participants the webinar was live-streamed on the YouTube channel of the college.

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