“Duvidha” successfully held in Saraswati Vidyalaya
Saraswati Vidyalaya High School and Junior College is an old reputed school of Nagpur which has nurtured many students who have excelled and made a distinct name in India and abroad. Saraswati Vidyalaya Alumni Association (SVAA) is a registered body formed by ex-students of this school across more than 56 batches which pursues many social objectives. SVAA has joined hands with South Indian Education Society(SIES) to organize year-long events to commemorate forthcoming 125th anniversary of the school.
As part of these celebrations, a Counselling program workshop for parents of 9th standard students under insignia of “Duvidha” was recently organized by One Foundation and SVAA under aegis of SIES at Saraswati Vidyalaya High School wherein renowned Trainer Dr. Suresh Chari who himself is an ex-student of the school was the moderator. Dr. Anup Marar- Pediatrician & SVAA President, Dr. Jaya Shiwalkar-Psychologist and Smt.Poonam Menaria -Career Counsellor were the panelists for this undertaking. At the outset, Shri. Prabhu Raman, Principal- Saraswati Vidyalaya welcomed the faculty members. Shri. Sameer Badhe & Shri.Randhir Nashine of SVAA and Shri.Ashwin Korde of One Foundation worked hard for the success of this event. Prominently present on this occasion were Shri. Vijay Sampath of SIES, Shri.Rajendra Kulkarni- Vice President & Shri.Mayank Sharma- Executive Member, SVAA.
Many issues dealing within growing children were discussed in an interactive manner. It was agreed that channel of communication between parents and children should always be kept open. It was contemplated that government should put a ban of smartphone usage below a particular age to control mobile addiction. It was also decided that just by sending their child to school and putting all responsibilities on the teachers is not the right outlook. Moreover, the overwhelming badgering of tuitions/ creative/ sports classes and pressuring the children to convert the dreams and aspirations of parents into reality without overlooking the passion and interest of child does puts lot of stress on the growing mind of child. Regular fights and raised temper between parents also affects the minds of children. Inculcating positive thoughts rather than negativities is crucial in growth of child. The overwhelming presence of parents justified the need of holding such program in all schools.