Manodarpan: DSEJ nominates District, Zonal Counselling Coordinators
JAMMU, JULY 20: Directorate of School Education Jammu today took a pioneering step towards Quality Initiatives under Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan (Manodarpan) by nominating District and Zonal Counselling Co-ordinators to coordinate various counselling activities in respective districts of Jammu Division to provide psychological support and counselling to students, teachers, parents and members of community for mental health and emotional well-being.
These DCCs and ZCCs with psychology education background will play crucial role in awareness, in information dissemination and on ground implementation of these initiatives.
Manodarpan is an initiative of MHRD to provide psychological support and counselling to students, teachers and families for mental health and emotional well-being.
Director School Education, Jammu, Anuradha Gupta, while highlighting the importance of DCCs and ZCCs, said that in view of Covid-19 pandemic, new forms of mental health concerns have emerged especially in kids, adolescents and specially abled children. So, educators with psychology background can play a crucial role in disseminating information about counselling/ well- being initiatives by HRD and Counselling Cell DSEJ at zonal level.
Head counselling cell, Romesh Kumar, divulged that counselling cell DSEJ has already taken a lot of counselling initiatives like constitution of counselling cells in DIETs and Schools , starting Aao Baat Karein Telecounselling Helpline, constitution of psychological task force , issuance of Annual Counselling Calender, series of webinars during this covid-19 pandemic time beforehand, which are very much in line with objectives of Manodarpan.
It is pertinent to mention that Psychological Task Force consisting of teachers having PG in Psychology has already been constituted by DSEJ and were trained online to brush up their counselling skills by Counselling cell DSEJ in collaboration with Bhartiya Counselling Psychology Association. These nominated counselling coordinators will work in close coordination with DNOs at DIETs and counselling Cell DSEJ.