24-MAR-2018: International Conference on Mental Health for Sustainable Human Development held
Aligarh, March 24: The Pro Vice Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) Prof. Tabassum Shahab speaking at 2 day International Conference organised by Department of Psychology, AMU on the theme Mental Health for Sustainable Human Development said that ?Economic growth without investment in human development is unsustainable and unethical?.
He emphasised the process of articulating a vision and a strategic direction for the practice that encourages input from all of the practice decision makers and allows divergent perspectives to be aired and addressed in order to reach consensus.
In his Key Note address Jitendra Mohan, Professor Emeritus of Psychology , Punjab University quoted Paul Hawken, ? The Future belongs to those who think that doing more with less is compassionate , prosperous and enduring and thus more intelligent, even more competitive??
He added every individual has a role to play as we have not inherited the earth from our ancestors; we borrowed it from our children. He elaborated on who?s who of Sustainable development and its goals, Human Development Index and how to reach out sustainability through psychology.
Guest of Honour Prof. Daya Singh Sandhu (Lindsey Wilson College, Columbia) said that such conferences encourage scholarly presentations which will be greatly appreciated to enhance the newly initiated efforts for sustained human development. He applauded the elite faculty of Psychology (AMU).
In his welcome address Chairman and Organising President Prof. (Hafiz) Mohd. Ilyas Khan said that, this event is the culmination of painstaking work done by staff and students. He exhibited confidence that the conference will provide a platform to the delegates to share information and interaction will pave way for enlightened understanding of mental health issues.
Prof. Shamim A Ansari (Convenor and Dean Faculty of Social Sciences, AMU) said that the active and dynamic interaction will provide lot of inputs with regard to mental health leading to sustainable psycho-social and personal development.
A large number of National and International delegates participated in the conference. The Valedictory function will be held tomorrow at Arts Faculty Lounge at 1 PM.
Vote of thanks was paid by Prof Akbar Husain (Department of Psychology, AMU), while Dr. Reshma Jamal and Dr. Mehwish Fatima conducted the program.
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Aligarh Muslim University
Related PicturesPro Vice Chancellor Prof Tabassum Shahab being felicitated by Prof Shamim Ansari Prof Hafiz Iliyas and other faculty members
Sovenir releasing during the conference