CM Raje Popularises ‘Talent Therapy’ for Engineering Aspirants in Kota

Vasundhara Raje

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Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje’s surprise visit came as a breath of relief for students pursuing coaching in Kota. To ease the burden of peer pressure and academic performance on young minds, Rajasthan government is bidding on ‘talent therapy’. By investing in quality source of entertainment, the government plans to de-stress engineering aspirants who’re pursuing coaching in tough subjects like Math, Physics and Chemistry.

This Sunday, CM Raje was addressing a crowd of about 50,000 students coming from various coaching institutes in Kota. The occasion was a public programme ‘All Smiles’, organised by the Kota district administration, in collaboration with the AOL (Art of Living) Foundation. The CM used this elaborate platform to explore new possibilities for young students. She directed local officers to discovered places where students can interact and chill out with the musicians.

Vasundhara Raje

Rajasthan Government’s ‘Talent Strategy’ is a Strategic Tool to Prevent Suicidal Tendencies in Kota Engineering Students

Kota is a well-known hub for engineering and medical coaching in India. It accommodates about 1.50 lakh students who’re pursuing their studies at various coaching institutes here. Students from classes VII to XII visit the city in hopes of establishing a stable career.

Recently, hard syllabus and family pressure took a toll on students. In last two years, the student suicide rate has spiked recently, despite local counsellors and teachers putting in efforts to prevent such incidents. Even the local officers came up with innovative ideas to combat this situation.

Just few months back, Kota district collector Ravi Kumar Surpur introduced a light read titled ‘Masti ki Pathshala’. The graphic comics had quotes and jokes that provide motivational ideas and indirect career counselling to ease the pressure of performance.

According to the CM, Kota has experienced about 16 suicides last year. In most cases, the students took this step, succumbing to pressure created by their families. She specifically asked the parents to stop putting unnecessary burden on their kids and the coaching institutes to create a healthy ecosystem for learners.

Recalling a 3-day musical event held in Jaipur, the CM plans to host a Coke Studio programme in Kota for students to relax. The government plans to arrange music, games, painting and other such activities that not just provide good recreation but also nurture their talents. The CM announced the construction of the ostentatious Gonda-Makida bridge worth Rs. 120.60 crore to improve road connectivity so that students can easily connect with the outside world.

Even the AOL head Sri Sri Ravi Shankar provided meditation and yoga tips so that students can inculcate positive thoughts.

It was interesting to note that despite intense chilly weather, huge number of students gathered on the spot to hear the CM. Raje interacted with the students and answered their questions.

Kota administration welcomes the positive step taken by Rajasthan government. This will not just resolve the increasing number of suicides in the district, but also help students to share their problems with ease.


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