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SVU Dept. of Psychology organises seminar on mental health

Spiritual call:SVIMS Director B. Vengamma and senior neurologist T.S. Kanaka releasing a souvenir at the seminar in Tirupati on Saturday.- Photo: K.V. Poornachandra Kumar
Spiritual call:SVIMS Director B. Vengamma and senior neurologist T.S. Kanaka releasing a souvenir at the seminar in Tirupati on Saturday.- Photo: K.V. Poornachandra Kumar

SVIMS Director B. Vengamma called spiritual and cultural practices as the elixir to lead a peaceful and healthy life in today's world of uncertainty.

Speaking at the national seminar on ‘Mental health and wellbeing across the life span' conducted by SVU Department of Psychology here on Saturday, she said there were neither beggars nor thieves in Indian society two centuries ago, when moral values were strong since the people were leading a spiritual lifestyle.

Expresses concern

She expressed concern that the modern man could not find time to ponder over mental health in this materialistic world.

T.S. Kanaka, a senior neurologist from Chennai took part as the guest of honour and reminisced about her school days when there were no untoward incidents in schools and compared it to the contrasting picture of today's violent atmosphere when students attended with daggers and guns, with teachers and fellow students as the targets.

“We are gradually ignoring our culture and spirituality, which is the root cause for all social disturbances, she averred.

She later released the event seminar.

Ananta Krishnan, a professor presided, while D. Jamuna, head and convener briefed the objectives.

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