Psych Youth Mela-2016 was the joint effort of the Master’s level students of Padmakanya Multiple campus, Central Department of Psychology, Tribhuvan university and Trichandra Multiple Campus which was held at Padmana Kanya Multiple Campus on Saturday 24 September, 2016. The event was conceptualized and designed by Psychbigyaan Network Nepal-PNN.
The 3 different campuses where Psychology is taught in post-graduate level showcased various demonstrations, exhibitions, psychological experiments, psychological assessments, mental health information desk and many more. Like wise many other organizations like RhythmNeuro Psychiatry Hospital, Tribhuvan University teaching hospital, Ankur counseling and training center, Counseling Psychology and Social Studies College (CPSSC), The relief trust, Gestalt in Nepal and many other organizations/groups had the stalls where they could directly communicate with visitors. 35 different informational stalls were installed in the event.
Likewise, ‘Relaxation Room’, ‘Stress Management Room’, ‘Psych Videos Show’, ‘Hypnosis Demonstration’ were happening in individual demonstration rooms.
The formal program was from 11 AM to 4 PM. The program was initiated after the inauguration by lighting the light by Assistant Dean of Tribhuvan University Proj. Dr. Rajkumar Panday, followed by the Welcome note by Program Coordinator (Click Here for ‘Welcome note by Program Coordinator’) and short speeches by Prof. Dr, Santa Niraula (Central Department of Psychology, TU), Assistant Prof. Kishor Thapa (Department Head, PK Campus), Assistant Prof. Dr. Mita Rana (Department Head, Psychology, TU). And the inauguration program was concluded by Prof. Dr. Renuka Joshi, Campus Chief of Padmakanya Multiple Campus.
More than 2000 visitors visited all the stalls and the event throughout the day from 11 AM. The program was designed in such a way that poets, drama performers, singers, dancers could exhibit their talent in between the event. This let our visitors be refreshed by the performances throughout the day. Likewise, the fun highlight of the event was when informal program started at 4 PM with concert from PaSapi Band. It lasted from 4 PM to 6 PM which helped all the visitors, event management team and our stall-exhibitors get refreshed with the band’s musical performance.
The program’s themes were ‘Let’s Talk-Let’s care’ and ‘Let’s Celebrate Psychology’ which reflected the celebration of Psychology in a fun fulfilling way and to generate as much as awareness possible regarding mental health amongst the youths.
We believe the motive to gather all the interested youths in psychology and engage them by showcasing ‘what is happening in the field of Psychology to visitors’ and ‘celebrate Psychology’ were successful.
Many students who were studying Psychology in various institutions and who were the visitors of the event have given good positive feedback. They told us that this kind of event was the first one which they witnessed. They added that the major highlight was amalgamation of information and performances which was happening for the first time in Nepal in Psychology/Mental Health.
Likewise stall exhibitors and visitors were giving good points on the event management and stalls placements. This was the biggest encouragement and motivation for us.
We believe the trend to Celebrate Psychology will be followed every year. Let’s get connected to talk more about this subject. And Let’s get connected to explore this subject.
Happy World Mental Health Day-2016.
All the photos of the events are uploaded here. Click Here-For Album 1 (Photo Credits: Pema Sherpa)
Click Here for the Album-2 (Photo Credits: Bharat Sunar, Padam Raj Joshi, Nikhil Bista, Bikash Rai and many other friends)
And the program is covered in the radio episode of Manojigyasa: A radio initiative in Psychology and Mental Health. Click Here for the Radio Episode