News Date: 20th Jul, 09
The three day workshop on child psychiatry held at Savera Hotel under the auspices of Calibre Educational Foundation came to a close on the 19th of July. A seminar of this kind has been attempted, very successfully, for the first time in the South with the sole purpose of destroying the myth of the concept of “mental imbalance’ that surrounds the words ‘psychiatry” and psychology”.
The event was well attended on all the three days with a very good representation from quite a few schools of Chennai including the Corporation schools of Kodambakkam, Saidapet and Gopalpuram. The Headmaster of the Corporation school (Boys) of Kodambakkam, Mr. Bharatidasan expressed his gratitude to the Correspondent of Calibre Academy, Mrs. Madhuvanthi Arun for having involved the teachers, children and parents of the Corporation Schools and giving them an exposure which under normal circumstances would be beyond their reach. The children and the teachers themselves pointed out that it had been a very great learning experience for them and they had enjoyed every minute of it.
Several parents were appreciative of the one to one session we had arranged for them with Dr Alok Bajpai, the child psychiatrist who had conducted the three day workshop for us. The panel discussions with eminent personalities from different walks of life, discussing the various aspects that affected child growth and development, were a super hit with all those who attended.
At the valedictory function, Mrs. Y.G.parthasarathy,the Dean and Director of the Padma Seshadri group of Schools summed it all up by saying that the time spent at the workshop on all these three days had been well spent and that all the delegates had something worthwhile to take back with them.