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Youths feel there is a wide communication gap


Jamshedpur, September 9: The Department of Psychiatry of Tata Main Hospital�(TMH), Jamshedpur in association with Rotary club of Jamshedpur (Steel City) and Samarthya (XLRI) as a prelude to World Suicide prevention day held a series of events.

It began with the�Walk for Life; which included school students, teachers, members from rotary club of Jamshedpur, Steel City, students from XLRI (Samarthya team) and hospital staff. Everyone joined hands to create awareness on suicide prevention.

The walk originated from TMH main gate. The walk was flagged off�by Mrs Ruchi Narendran,�Mrs. Jolly Bhaskaran and GM medical services, Dr. G Ramdas. Dr. Samaddar, CIMS �Dr. Sanjay Agarwal HOD Psychiatry and other senior doctors were present.

The next set of events was group discussions, essay and debate competition on the topic �Can teenagers be trusted to use Web based technologies� at TMH auditorium.

Mrs Ruchi Narendran was the Chief Guest on the occasion. There were about forty entries for the essay and 32 participants for debate and 80 for group discussion.

During the discussion it was concluded that today�s youth feel that their views and opinions are not heard by their parents and teachers and there seems to be a communication gap. In the same time parents feel the technologies are being misused by the teenagers.

Students were from ADLS Sunshine, Loyola School, Kerala Public school Kadma, Kerala Public school Burmamines, Rajendra Vidyalaya, Carmel junior college, KSMS Sakchi, National Institute of Technology, Adityapur, DBMS Kadma high school, Motilal Nehru Public school, JH Tarapore school Dhatkidh, St Mary�s English school, KPS, Mango and �DAV Bistupur participated.

The judges for the debate competition were Mrs Pragya Singh (Principal, DAV Bistupur) and B. Vijay Murthy (Editor, Hindustan Times).

The debate was attended by school students, principals, members from rotary, members of Samarthya and various personnel from TMH as well as members of the medical fraternity. Among the other dignitaries present were Mrs Jolly Bhaskaran, Dr G.Ramdas, Chief Tata main hospital, Dr DP samaddar (CMIS).�

The result of the debate and essay completion would be announced on�10th of September�in an event to be held at Tata Main hospital on the day of �World Suicide Prevention Day�. �

This programme was an attempt to bridge that gap by providing an opportunity to express their views and also suggest the possible solutions to these problems.

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