Press Release Details
State level orientation and sensitization programme on “Pariksha Parv”
Information & Public Relations Department
Gangtok,12 February 2020 (IPR):The state level orientation and sensitization programme on “Pariksha Parv” 2020 for school heads, District Institute of Education and Training (DIET) Principals was held at the conference hall of Social Justice and Welfare
Department, Lumsey today organised by Sikkim Commission for Protection of Child Rights (SCPCR) under Social Justice and Welfare Department.
“Pariksha Parv” is a month-long campaign during the exam period from February to March 2020. The aim of the programme is to create sensitisation on the issue of stress among students due to exams and also an initiative to help in removing the stigma attached to counselling and promote positive perception.
The programme had the presence of Hon’ble Chairperson, SCPCR, Mrs Dikila Bhutia, Secretary, Social Justice and Welfare Department, Shri H.K. Chettri, Member Secretary (SCPCR) Shri N.T Bhutia, Joint Commissioner,
Shri M.B Chettri, Clinical Psychologist, Dr Sonam Ongmu Lassopa, Senior Technical Expert,Shri Paresh Shah.
At the onset of the programme, Chairperson,SCPCR,Mrs Dikila Bhutia highlighted on the decreasing trend of enrolment of the students in schools. She urged the gathering to encourage enrolment and also to be accountable of the children especially falling in the age category of 6-14 years. She further mentioned that the children living with their relatives should be given special care and attention to curb the threat of suicides due to exam anxiety.
Secretary, Shri H.K. Chettri stated that the campaign is initiated by the Prime Minister of India towards changing the outlook of children towards exams and making it a joyful activity. He also highlighted that the campaign will entail Live Streaming of Q & A Session with renowned experts, psychologists; Counsellors through Facebook/Twitter/Youtube to enable students interact with experts to reduce their exam stress.
Shri Paresh Shah, Senior Technical Expert highlighted on the objective of Pariksha Parva. He presented a background on the activities undertaken under Pariksha Parva and briefly spoke on the functions of National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) and SCPCR at length.
Dr Sonam Ongmu Lassopa (Clinical Psychologist) spoke on Understanding and Helping Students Deal with Exam Stress. Dr M.Chettri, Joint Commissioner, (Technical- Disability) briefed on Understanding of Child Psychology and Support.
The programme concluded with the vote of thanks proposed by Social Welfare Officer,Dr P.N Pradhan.