The Centre for Child and Women Studies and the legal aid clinic of Himachal Pradesh National Law University, Shimla, in collaboration with NGO Yuvasatta, celebrated the International Day of the Girl Child at Gaiety Theatre, Shimla, on Monday. A two-day art exhibition was inaugurated by Vandana Kumari, chairperson of the Commission for Protection of Child Rights, to advocate the rights of the girl child. A nukkad natak (street play) was also performed to promote the rights of the girl child.
Shoolini varsity, ICFF ink pact
Shoolini University and the International Coaching Federation Foundation (ICFF) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to formalise the V-Empower Coaching Programme. It focuses on engaging coaching by delivering pro-bono training in local communities. Senior coach Payal Jindal Khanna said the collaboration was a step forward for augmented coaching. Both organisations will, as a strategic goal, be aligned with the 2030 sustainable development goals set forth by the United Nations. Vice-Chancellor Prof Atul Khosla said the impact of the coaching intervention must be demonstrated through data that shows progression not only in terms of individual impact but a larger economic impact.
World Mental Health Day observed
An event was organised jointly by the Health and Family Welfare Department and District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) in Chamba on Sunday to mark the World Mental Health Day. Dr Neeraj Sharma, Head of Department (Psychiatry) of Medical College, Chamba, gave detailed information about mental disorders to the audience, which comprised of students of the local Shakuntala Memorial Nursing College and ASHA workers. On behalf of the DLSA, advocate Arun Sharma gave information about the Mental Health Act and Human Rights. Nursing students Supriya, Avantika, Shivani, Kiran, Harshita and Megha staged a short play on mental wellbeing.
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