Niraivagam – The Don Bosco Institute of Psychological Services – recently marked a significant milestone in celebrating Mental Health Day by hosting an impactful art competition. In alignment with the theme of World Mental Health Day 2023, which emphasizes MENTAL HEALTH AS A UNIVERSAL HUMAN RIGHT, Niraivagam organized a thought-provoking event to promote awareness and understanding among college students.
The occasion, titled “Niraivagam Day 2023 Award Ceremony,” took place on Saturday, August 5th, at 3:00 pm, within the inviting premises of M. Bede’s Academy, nestled in Savitha Nagar, Santhone, Chennai 600 004. The crowning moment of the event was the captivating keynote address delivered by the esteemed Dr. Shaik Sulaiman Meeran, MD, a distinguished figure who holds the position of Head of the Department at Government Royapettah Hospital. Dr. Meeran’s expertise in medicine and his notable research contributions are matched by his ardent advocacy for the Niraivagam community, making his presence a beacon of inspiration.
The essence of the event lay in a poster-making competition, ingeniously designed to illuminate the various facets of mental health. The competition sought to encourage students to visually articulate their understanding of mental health through their artistic expressions. Judges evaluated entries based on criteria like creativity, originality, and the effectiveness of conveying a poignant message about mental well-being.
In the Poster Making category, the outstanding winners emerged as follows:
- First Prize: Bro. Amal Chacko from GDC I SIGA PTC
- Second Prize: Philix Bill Antony from SDC I SIGA PTC
- Third Prize: Antony Joel from GDC I SIGA PTC
The competition resonated beyond artistic strokes, successfully igniting awareness and conversations about mental health among the student community at SIGA Polytechnic College. This creative avenue provided students with a platform to portray their nuanced understanding of mental health, emphasizing the significance of seeking support when confronted with mental health challenges.
Niraivagam remains steadfast in its commitment to offering resources and support to young individuals grappling with mental health concerns. The organization ardently believes in the accessibility of good mental health for all, and diligently works towards translating this belief into tangible reality.
For those wrestling with mental health issues, know that you are not alone on this journey. A plethora of resources, including Niraivagam, are available to extend a helping hand. Do not hesitate to seek assistance if needed. Reach out at Niraivagam’s Website. Your mental health matters, and you deserve the support you need.
Posted By : J Ignatius Adaikalaraj – HoD