Dharamshala, Apr 29 UNI | 3 months ago

Depression and stress were increasing these days because of globalisation and economic restlessness and especially youth were largely depressed even though they were well connected through social networking sites.


The only way to handle stress and depression was to stay connected with the real world.

Professor Sagar Sharma, noted Psychologist and Professor Emeritus, Punjab University, Chandigarh made this observation

while addressing the students and faculty members at Central University of Himachal Pradesh (CUHP) , Temporary Academic Block, at Shahpur today.

Prof Sharma was the Chief Resource Person at Central University campus in a two-day workshop on Stress and Anger Management organised by the School of Business and Management Studies, which began today.

He said the one who stays connected to the family and society could easily face the challenges in life ahead.''

The virtual world on which we rely more these days only connotes a sense of disconnection which is generally perceived as false sense of involvement amongst the youth today'', said Prof Sharma while defining stress.

Prof Furqan Qamar, Vice-Chancellor, Central University of Himachal Pradesh while addressing the students and faculty members at the workshop said the best management practice was one which encourages people to lead a purposeful professional as well as personal life.

The best ways to come out of self-created stress is to strive for goals which were attainable with commitment, hard work and simplicity.

Prof Y S Verma, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Central University welcomed Prof Sagar Sharma and said the workshop was an opportunity to learn ways of coming out of stress.

The interactions which would take place in the workshop would help the students and faculty members to learn the strategies to manage stress.

Workshop coordinator, Dr Aditi Sharma, Assistant Professor, Human Resource Management said the two-day workshop will cover all the major areas of Stress and Anger Management including the socio-cultural barriers, traditional and religious beliefs, stigma and social discrimination particularly in terms of human resource management.

(Posted on 29-04-2014)