Dear IASP Patrons,

I feel privileged to inform you that on behalf of the Indian Association for Social Psychiatry, a Community Program in the form of public lectures titled “Parenting of School Children & Use-Misuse of Social Media” was organized at Agra on 18th August 2018, at Soorsadan Auditorium, Agra. The program was attended by more than 1000 school children, their parents and teachers. The community activity was organized by Dr U C Garg (Vice President, IASP) in association with the Society for Progressive Schools of Agra.

During the program topics like Behavioral Addiction: Concept & Epidemiology was discussed by Dr Rajesh Sagar, Professor, Dept of Psychiatry, AIIMS, New Delhi. Dr Parvesh Batra, Assistant Professor, Institute of Mental Health, Rohtak, deliberated on Mental Health issues with Behavioral Addiction. Dr Prerana Gupta, Associate Professor, Dept of Psychiatry, TMMC& RC, Moradabad discussed on the issues of Social Media: Use & Misuse in school children.  Dr Preeti Singh, Professor of Psychiatry, Institute of Mental Health, Rohtak talked on Parental Bonding  & Communication, while Dr Rachna Bhargava, Associate Professor, Dept of Psychiatry, AIIMS, New Delhi discussed issues on Managing Children in Techno world. The program saw animated discussions and questionsw from students and their parents and students performed songs to commemorate the event.

The program received huge admiration from the attendees and appreciation of the IASP EC council, who have decided to take such community activities further in coming times. IASP provides special thanks to Dr UC Garg, Vice President, IASP for undertaking the effort.