The Department of Physical Education & NSS wing of the college in collaboration with Psychological/Career Counseling Cell organised an online webinar on the theme: “Psychological Impact of Covid-19: Coping Strategies” on 10th June 2021. The guest speaker on the occasion was renowned neuropsychiatrist Dr. Arshad Hussain, Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, Govt. Medical College, Srinagar. Programme started with the welcome address by Dr. Syed Tanvir Indrabi, Principal-GDC Khansahib. Mr. Shahnawaz Alum (DPE) gave a brief overview about Covid-19.
Dr. Arshad Hussain, in his hour long speech, claimed that the humanity is presently dealing with triple pandemic: Covid-19, mental health issues & economic deprivation. Based on his practical experience he said that the first wave of the pandemic had minor effect on mental health but the second wave has been more severe and routinely around 5 cases were found who got affected by Covid related miseries. He expressed the hope that we will overcome this pandemic like the earlier ones but emphasized on following SOPs until the situation improves. Dr. Arshad lauded the Higher Education Department for taking lead in shifting to the online mode. He urged students not to watch or spread sensational news/rumors which could affect the mental health of people including the children. He also emphasized on developing hobbies like reading, gardening and regular exercises. Responding to a question on suicides in Kashmir Dr. Arshid highlighted the role of society and media in effectively dealing with the issue. Dr. Sajad Padder presented voted of thanks at the end of the programme.
PRINCIPAL Dated: 10 June 2021.
Covid Advisory Committee has been established at GDC Khansahib in order to provide valuable suggestions and recommendations to the college administration regarding the necessary measures needed to be taken in wake of the spread of Covid-19 infections. The committee chairman is the worthy principal and the Coordinator is Dr Mohd Mohsin.