Manodarpan Initiative

In the month of July, 2020, the Manodarpan Initiative was launched. The Ministry of Human Resources and Development launched this initiative. Under the ambit of the Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan, this initiative was launched.

Key Features

This initiative aims to provide families, teachers and students with psychological support for mental health and well-being. This support is primarily aimed at people and families affected by COVID 19. Includes toll-free helplines nationwide. The Manodarpan Initiative wants to provide telephone advice to students and families through this toll-free number. The helpline is intended for college, school and college students. The helpline is managed by a pool of experienced psychologists, counsellors and mental health professionals. A website has also been developed for this initiative. This website contains a national database of consultants. This website also hosts an online interactive chat platform as well as provides advice and tips in the form of webinars.

Importance of this initiative

This initiative is important because it is an element that strengthens human capital as well as improves productivity in the education sector. Schools and universities were closed due to the COVID 19 nationwide lockdown. Thus, it helps children and parents face tensions and the impact of blockades on scholars.