A battle of minds

Psychology fest
Last Updated 25 October 2010, 13:16 IST

The two-day event witnessed psychology departments from colleges across the State taking part in the myriad competitions that not only challenged one’s talent but also one’s mind.

Events like Brain strain, Mad ads, Open Theatre, Taaza Khabar, Chittara, Mind Switch focussed on various aspects of psychology. Addressing the large crowd at the Kengeri campus, chief guest Ashok Pai, Psychiatrist and Director, Manasa Educational Foundation, Shimoga, stressed on listening and communication skills. He spoke on the influence of media on the present generation.

He made it more relevant for the students by presenting real case studies which illustrated various psychological problems. Giving advice to the aspiring psychologists, Ashok added that there are a lot of opportunities for aspiring psychologists in the mental heath profession.

V Prabhu Dev, Director, Surana College PG Centre, stressed upon the memory of an individual and what vital role it plays in an individual's life.

He also stated the social responsibility of individuals and the need for them to connect with the society. “There is a correlation between mental health of people and the health of the society,” he said.

The inauguration was followed by an invocation dance by Meghana G Hegde, a second year MSc Psychology student. This was followed by other events. The special attraction of the two-day fest was the fashion show by the students. Dressed in their traditional attire, the students walked the ramp getting many hoots and cheers from their friends.

Robert, another second year M Sc Psychology student, did the make-up and hair for the participants. “This being an annual fest, we wanted to do something special and nowadays who doesn’t like a fashion show. With a large turnout, undoubtedly, the fest was a huge success,” he added.

While the competition was tough, it was PG Department from Kuvempu University, Shimoga, which bagged the overall trophy.

(Published 25 October 2010, 13:16 IST)

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