Nehru Yuva Kendra organize Life Skill Education Programme from 6th to 12th Feb

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Port Blair, Feb 07: A 7 days “Life Skills Education Programme” under the Scheme of National Programme for Youth & Adolescent Development (NPYAD) , Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Govt. of India is being organized from 6th to 12th February, 2018 at Govt. Secondary School, Junglighat, South Andaman by Nehru Yuva Kendra, Port Blair and 40 participants is participating the camp.
Life Skills have been defined by World Health Organization as the abilities for adaptive and positive behaviours that enable individuals to deal effectively with the demand and changes of everyday life. There are three broad areas of life skills: thinking skills, social skills and negotiating skills. Thinking Skills: include problem solving, thinking critically, processing information and exercising choice, making informed decisions and setting goals. Social Skills: include appreciating/ validating others; building positive relationship with peer groups and family; listening and communicating effectively; taking responsibility; and coping with stress. Negotiating Skills: include self-realization that enables and individuals to understand one’s values, goals, strengths and weaknesses. Thus, negotiating skills need to be enhanced at two levels- within oneself and with others. Adolescents need to learn to be assertive, including learning to say “no” to drug use and other harmful behaviour. Assertiveness without aggressiveness is a skill of immense value for adolescents.
Dr. Kalyan P Kadbhane, Programme Officer (AYUSH), A & N State AYUSH Society, Port Blair Inaugurated the camp by traditionally lighting the lamp and highlighted on the subject of adolescent issues. Earlier, Mr. Kundan Lal, District Youth Coordinator welcomed the participants as well as Chief Guest and other dignitaries.

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