Renowned psychotherapist and Counsellor Mrs. Ravibala Lele said that it is high time now that we look inward and pay more attention to self image than Selfie, the virtual image. She was speaking in a two day workshop on Counseling organized on 1-2 February 2017 by Adult Continuing Education and Extension unit of Kaveri College of Arts, Science & Commerce in association with Savitribai Phule Pune University. The workshop was inaugurated by Mrs. Radhika Sharma, Trustee, Kannada Sangha, Pune and Dr. S.B. Kharosekar, Principal, Kaveri College of Arts, Science and Commerce in the presence of Mrs. Suchismita Mohanty Vice Principal, Mrs. Manasi Joshi, Co-ordinator, Adult Continuing Education and Extension unit of the college.
While talking on the topic ‘Selfie to Self’ Mrs. Lele further made students aware of the effects of virtual excess. She said that the pleasure and satisfaction received by virtual world is short lived and our virtual image leaves negative impact for longer duration which leads to frustration, depressions and other psychological problems. She emphasized on seeking professional help in such circumstances and avoiding further damage to the personality. Mrs. Shubhada Tamhankar of Agarkar Research Institute spoke on ‘How to handle exam stress?’ She pointed out that many students treat exam as a biological challenge whereas it is a psychological challenge. She discussed various problems faced by students while preparing and appearing for exams. She gave guidelines for better concentration and also emphasized on the importance of healthy diet during exams.
In the second Workshop on Employment and Entrepreneurship, Mr. Suresh Umap, Regional Officer, Maharashtra Centre for Entrepreneurship Development (MCED), Pune spoke on the topic of Entrepreneurship. He discussed the emerging fields for starting business such as food industry, clothing, construction, education, health and entertainment. He also shared information about various government schemes such as PMEGP (Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme), SMS (Seed Money Scheme) for the promotion of entrepreneurship. While speaking on the topic ‘Employability’ Dr. Ashish Puranik, Vice Principal, BMCC, emphasized on the importance of academics and knowledge. He said knowledge comprises of information, skill, and value addition and is an important component of education. He also touched upon the topics such as analytical skills, positivity, multi-disciplinary approach and unity.
The workshop received a huge response from the students. Mrs. Manasi Joshi, Co-ordinator of the unit proposed vote of thanks.