Coronavirus – Health and Governance Issues

[pib] Manodarpan Initiative


From UPSC perspective, the following things are important :

Prelims level: Manodarpan Initiative

Mains level: Mental health concerns raised by the COVID-19 pandemic

The Union HRD Ministry will launch the Manodarpan Initiative, today.

Try this question from CSP 2016:

Q.’Rashtriya Garima Abhiyaan’ is a national campaign to:

(a) rehabilitate the homeless and destitute persons and provide them with suitable sources of livelihood

(b) release the sex workers from their practice and provide them with alternative sources of livelihood

(c) eradicate the practice of manual scavenging and rehabilitate the manual scavengers

(d) release the bonded labourers from their bondage and rehabilitate them

Manodarpan Initiative

  • ‘Manodarpan’ covers a wide range of activities to provide psychosocial support to students, teachers and families for Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing during the COVID outbreak and beyond.
  • It contains advisory, practical tips, posters, videos, do’s and don’ts for psychosocial support, FAQs and online query system.
  • It aims to provide psychosocial support to students for their mental health and well-being.
  • It has been included in the Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan, as a part of strengthening human capital and increasing productivity and efficient reform and initiatives for the education sector.
  • A toll-free helpline will also be launched as part of the initiative for a country-wide outreach to students from schools, colleges and universities.
  • Through this helpline, tele-counselling will be provided to the students to address their mental health and psychosocial issues.

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