These exams are designed to spot suicidal tendencies in pupils, allowing them to obtain help and counselling at the right moment.
Kota : According to officials, the local government would regularly check these pupils’ mental health every two weeks in order to combat the rising number of suicides among children attending coaching centres in Kota.
These evaluations are conducted to look for any indications among the students of suicidal thoughts or tendencies. In this manner, the pupils can receive prompt counselling and support if any such inclinations are found.
This choice was determined during a district-level gathering when representatives from coaching facilities, hostels, and other pertinent organisations were present. The purpose of the meeting was to evaluate the efficacy of the regulations that have been put in place for coaching centres and dorms.
All students enrolled in coaching facilities, dormitories, or other accommodations would undergo these psychological evaluations every two weeks, according to OP Bunkar, the district collector for Kota. The goal is to comprehend the pupils’ psychological health, and if necessary, professionals will offer them counselling and direction.
Sharad Choudhary, the superintendent of police for Kota city, also suggested that a group of parents of students in Kota be organised. This group would cooperate in attempts to stop student suicides and maintain contact with the district administration about the welfare of their kids.
Additionally, District Collector Bunkar instructed officials to make sure that the rules established for coaching facilities, hostels, and other lodgings were strictly followed. He emphasised the significance of having security systems in hostel rooms and other safety precautions in place to prevent hanging fatalities. In addition, he suggested that coaching centres make Sundays a required day off and stop administering exams on that day.
It’s crucial to remember that, as of January, there had been a total of 19 documented suicides among kids visiting coaching facilities in Kota this year. Included in this are 3 instances that happened in the first 10 days of the current month. In order to address this worrying trend and give the students the help they need, the local authorities are adopting following actions.