Saturday, 25 February 2017

Fatima - Library Week
“A Library is the delivery room for the birth place of ideas, a place where history comes to life” - Norman Cousins
A room without books is like a body without a soul.” ― Marcus Tullius Cicero.
The College celebrated Library Week between 6th and 11th February, 2017. The first day, by inaugurating the library week, on 6th February 2017 the Fatima college library requested department of sociology and social work to create awareness on library week and library club. The department organized a rally with in the college campus. Here, the students of department of sociology and social work marched towards the library by holding the different kinds of pluk cards which narrates the importance of using library and reading books. It was well received by the fatimites. It was leaded by the Parai Students of the department by playing the parai. After reaching the library, there the parai dance was performed by the students which were witnessed by the college students and staff.  At last, the library Club banner was handover to the Vice Principal and to the Librarian, by the Sociology and Social Work Department students.

The department students are participating in the rally by holding the pluck cards

During the Last day of the Library week. The department of Sociology and Social work gave a Parai dance and a street theater on the rules of the library, necessity of using the library, and the different programmes offered by the college library for the students benefit. It was a grand success and more than 1000 students got benefited out of the program.

The Library Week was a great learning experience for all the students in College. It reminded the students that books are indeed a man’s best friend!

Interaction with Villagers about Mental Illness
Mental health problems are very common and Sathyamoorthy Nagar villagers would benefit from greater awareness, as people with poor physical health are more likely to experience mental health difficulties. Equally, people with poor mental health often also have poor physical health.
On February 2, 2017 Ms.Buvana, the Program Co-Ordinator, Santh Manas, Maduari gave a brief introduction about Mental Illness and Mental Retardation. Mr.Vignesh, Psychiatric Social Worker, Santh Manas, interact with the villagers about the different ways of handling and taking care of such people in their home.
This short programme aims to raise the awareness of mental health amongst villagers. It was designed to give a broad overview of what encompasses mental illness, the link between mental and physical health diagnoses and outline some possible treatment options. These sessions provide all the villagers about health care with some general strategies to help support individuals who are worried about their mental health, and advice about where to find extra support.