The Minister of Human Resource Development (HRD) Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank will launch Manodarpan – “a sustainable psychosocial support system for all students, teachers, and families” tomorrow. It will be a toll-free helpline to address students’ queries.
Union HRD Minister along with Minister of State for HRD Sanjay Dhotre will e-launch the platform at 11 am. “Now the results are out, and admissions have started, children would be having psychosocial issues, especially during these unprecedented times of #COVID19. To address such concerns, I am launching #MANODARPAN tomorrow,” the HRD minister wrote on his personal Twitter handle.
Minister of State, HRD, Sanjay Dhotre wrote on his Twitter handle that during these uncertain times due to COVID19, children are more vulnerable to emotional and mental stress. Madodarpan will provide psychosocial support to students, teachers and parents.
While this is to support students after clearing school-level exams, the same has not gone down well with college students who are calling the move “hypocritic”. Several students have taken to Twitter claiming that they will have to undergo trauma as the UGC has made conducting the exams mandatory for final year students.
So apparently if anyone fails to give the online exam, he/she will give the offline exam when the university opens *at the risk, responsibility and cost of the students. University will not wait for declaring results.
has launched #MANODARPAN. Congratulations! pic.twitter.com/dXO6XMhuoa
— Sanghati Maiti (@SanghatiMaiti) July 18, 2020
— Binit Kumar Sahu (@Binit15798504) July 17, 2020
— Binit Kumar Sahu (@Binit15798504) July 18, 2020
Students have been demanding cancellation of final year exams amid the coronavirus.