The lockdown has overwhelmed the students with lot of stress, fear and insecurities, therefore, to meet this situation, Gujranwala Guru Nanak Institute of Management & Technology (GGNIMT), civil lines has set up a counselling and guidance cell to help students maintain their psychological well being and to guide them with their academic requirements.
Dr. S. P Singh, President, Gujranwala Khalsa Educational Council (GKEC) said that the counselling cell provides comprehensive guidance programs and services to equip students with necessary knowledge, attitude and skills to boldly face this pandemic . He informed the media that the cell intends to enhance student success and promote a safe and healthy academic environment by attending to the psychological, emotional, and developmental wellbeing of students.
- Arvinder Singh, General Secretary, GKEC expressed that the cell isnurturing the students through different online activities, helping the students to overcome hurdles in their academics thereby marching smoothly towards a more enabling learning experience.
Prof. Manjit Singh Chhabra, Director, GGNIMT said that a team of teachers comprising Dr. Parvinder Singh (HoD, Dept. of Business Management), Prof. Satinderjit Singh(HOD, Dept.of Computer Applications), Prof. Shanti Mani(HOD, Dept. of Hotel Management), Prof. Prerna (HOD, Dept. of Fashion Technology) along with Mrs. Renu Bhardwaj (counselor) have been deputed to address the student anxieties related to the current situation. “The students are mentored on a regular basis by this team in fields of stress management, emotional intelligence, self awareness and learning disabilities”, he added. He also mentioned that the cell was continuously mentoring students with meditation, relaxations techniques and wellness activities to help them deal with their stress.
Dr. Harpreet Singh, Principal, GGNIMT mentioned that the staff is regularly sharing motivational and recreational content with the students to keep them motivated. He also said that the students are reminded to keep themselves connected with friends, family and peers to remain happy and lively. “ The students are being kept constructively occupied with lectures, assignments, workshops and counseling sessions, that too in a fulfilled manner without any pressure”, he expressed.