Campus Talks at Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) sees enthusiastic participation
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Campus Talks at Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) sees enthusiastic participation

G Plus News | December 15, 2017 18:41 hrs

G Plus in association with Airtel and Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) successfully conducted Campus Talks for the students of Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Guwahati on Thursday, December 14. The event was supported by Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) and Swachh Bharat Mission Gramin.

For this edition of Campus Talks, G Plus organised an interactive discussion on "Suicide Awareness - Building Resilience Among Youth" with Dr. Sangeeta Goswami, renowned Counselling Psychologist of Guwahati; Nikita Barooah, Advocate, Gauhati High Court; and Hiren Chandra Nath, Commissioner of Police.

Speaking on the occasion from a clinical perspective, Dr. Goswami said, “There is always that one person in life, with whom we are able to share our thoughts. The moment we feel like we're moving towards aloofness, we must share our problems with that person. The most common symptoms of the initial stages of depression include lack of self confidence, degrading food habits, disliking human company, and cutting off from all sources of entertainment.”

“If anyone ever tells you that he/she wants to commit suicide, you should never take it as joke. Rather, you should try to understand the reason behind him/her saying so. Taking it as a joke might magnify the damage,” She told the students.

Commissioner of Police, Hiren Nath, said, “Life is very precious. We have taken millions of years to evolve and become different from other species so we must not let one particular moment of darkness impact us so much as to end everything.”

He further added that the Guwahati city police receive at least two-three suicide cases from within the city every week. While it’s difficult to analyse the reasons behind these suicides, one common factor found prevailing is the lack of faith and confidence.

Nikita Barooah spoke on the legal aspects of suicide saying, “There is no such legal punishment for anyone committing suicide. However, one can be punished under section 306 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for abetment to suicide. The punishment can extend to 10 years of imprisonment and the person shall also be liable to fine.”

The program concluded with a question answer session between the students and panellists along with a felicitation ceremony.

Campus Talks is an initiative started by G Plus which primarily aims at creating an open platform for students to discuss various social, political and trending issues. An open debate forum is also provided for the students where they can put forward their views.

Eminent persons from different walks of life are invited to various colleges who enlighten the youth on topics of national importance and interest. Through Campus Talks, they aim to get the youngsters’ opinion about the current government, its policies on various political, social and current issues, since it is important to know the changes that the younger generation seeks or wants for the betterment of the society.

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