Mail News Service
Jamshedpur, Sept 9: At a time when frustration has become a worldwide phenomenon, suicidal tendencies among citizens of tomorrow are disconcerting trends if one has to use the term. Juvenile depression is related to factors like failures in examinations mainly and some video games that nurture such dangerous instincts.
Social organization Muskan has been in the forefront of counseling juveniles and teenagers specially to bring the fragile minds back on tracks of normal living. In fact, Muskan has been rendering yeomen service in this field for years and should get the credit for curbing suicidal tendencies among the youth deterred by challenges.
Muskan, on the eve of World Suicide Prevention Day organized its annual workshop at Telco Club today in which students from 15 city schools participated.
The chief guest on the occasion, Tata Motors Plant Head Vishal Badshah was all praise for such an endeavor and underlined the need for organizing more such workshops.
In his keynote address, TMH Psychiatrist Dr Sanjay Agrawal told students, �It is the fear of failure that prevents your success. Success is attained after every failure. Failure in class tests is not the end of the world. Success and failure are the components of a successful life and living. Don�t let negative thoughts prevail in your mind. Study with dedication and confidence.�
Tata Motors Psychiatrist Dr Anirban Basu spoke dwelt tension leading to suicides worldwide. He pointed out the symptoms of such tendencies and their solutions. �Maximum suicides occur in India but, as compared to other states, Jharkhand has a low graph level. Online games leading to failures fan suicidal tendencies and such games should be banned. More such workshops with private institutional efforts combined with government coordination should be organized at all levels. The teachers have to play a key role in preventing suicidal tendencies among the student community,� Dr Basu stated.
Counselor Chandreshwar Khan urged students to pay attention to time management which will be like booster charge that would help them to march ahead unhampered.
Other dignitaries present on the occasion were Tata Cummins Plant Head Manish Jha, Tata motors HR Head Ravi Singh, IR Head Dipak Kumar, Rajiv Srivastav, Security Head Lft Col Vikas Singh Brar, Tata Motors Workers� Union President Gurmit Singh Tote, General Secretary RK Singh, South Eastern railway Area manager Vikas Kumar and others.
Muskan General Secretary Vijendra Kumar delivered the welcome address, Lakshman Prasad anchored the proceedings while the vote of thanks was offered by Uday Chandravanshi. The workshop was organized by, among others, Muskan President Sashi Mishra, Convener Pradip Kumar Singh, Kauslesh Tiwary, Rajesh Rai, Rajkumar Singh and Sanjay Prasad.
Students and parents in need of counseling may call on mobile phone numbers 8092867918 and 8809328019 which are open 24 hours. Utmost secrecy is maintained in all cases.