Time to kick the stress outStress is an inescapable element of the modern age. At its core, stress is a response method of the body to the unpredictability of everyday life. People try their best to cope with the challenging changes in day-to-day life. When you let all those entangled thoughts and feelings percolate instead of finding the source of the things that stress you out, it starts to take a toll on your emotional and physical health. That’s why it’s important to find ways to mitigate your body and mind’s stress responses.

The Department of Student Affairs is conducting a session on Time to kick the stress out to convey the importance of identifying harmful stress and managing it in the best way possible. Your intention shouldn’t be to eliminate all the stress but the unnecessary stress and effectively manage the rest. Student Counsellor Ms Liza Hazarika will be handling the session.

Date: July 22, 2022

Time: 4.00 pm to 5.00 pm

Venue: ALC 3 – Admin Block

About the speaker

Ms Liza Hazarika is a student counsellor with an open and versatile approach to Psychology. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Handique Girl’s College followed by her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Amity University. Ms Hazarika has worked as an On-call counsellor and Mental Well-being trainer with the Forward Seamen Union of India and International Transports’ federation. She has also worked with different NGOs like Pratishruti Cancer and Palliative Trust, Protsahan, Aarogya Seva, etc. as Trainer, Educator, and On-call Counsellor.

Let’s learn what triggers us and kick the stress out.

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Find your place behind the screen

No form of art goes beyond ordinary consciousness as film does, straight to our emotions, deep into the twilight room of the soul

– Ingmar Bergman

Film-making-workshop-movie-club-srmapInside the dark space of a movie theatre, it’s just us, the screen, and the projecting light against the world. We join the revolt of the artist against the real. The very idea of perceiving the comfort and discomfort of a cinema while sitting with a bunch of unfamiliar faces is enough to make you fall into the rabbit hole of filmmaking.

Ever wondered how people connect with people through mere moving images? Ever think of the stories you want to tell but cannot fix frames and pour life into them? It is the filmmaking enthusiast in you who makes you think of what is in a frame and what is out.

The fascinating thing about cinema is that it is an endless tool made up of pretty much the same elements. Cinema uses the language of dreams and each of them is entirely different from the other. The Movie Club is ready with a filmmaking workshop to awaken the storyteller in you. The workshop offers an intensive and instructional five-day programme focusing on the five main agents of cinema, including Scriptwriting, Direction, Photography, Editing, and Acting.

Date: From July 7 to July 11, 2022

Time: 6 PM

With every good film you see, you feel reborn

Join the workshop and find your place behind the screen!

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Yesterday you said tomorrow!

Today is the new Tomorrow - Beat procrastinationProcrastination is irrational and existential at its core. The ambiguous nature of self-awareness makes us feel rotten and glad at the same time while putting things off for a moment. It is a coping mechanism to resist the challenging emotions caused by the sight of certain tasks. That’s why procrastination is never an issue of time management but emotion regulation. It becomes a habit and not a once-in-a-blue-moon phenomenon.

The Department of Student Affairs is coming up with a talk on Today is the new Tomorrow – Beat procrastination, which will be handled by Student Counsellor Ms Sridevi Srinath.  It’s time to break the ties between procrastination and productivity. It has nothing to do with the effectiveness of productive effort but with managing emotions. This session will help you break the procrastination cycle and develop an action plan that works for you.

Date: July 07, 2022

Time: 4 pm to 5 pm

About the speaker

Ms Sridevi Srinath has been in the field of counselling for over eight years. She holds an MSc in Counselling Psychology from Madras School of Social Work and an MPhil in Psychology from the University of Madras. Working in a school previously, she has over five years of experience in impacting the lives of children and adults across issues such as anxiety, stress, behavioural changes, soft and life skills, and career guidance, to name a few. She also has certification from UCLA Extension in Career Guidance and Counselling.

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Let tomorrow be a fallacy; start getting your stuff done today

yoga day

Yoga essentially refers to exploring one’s highest self through the unison of mind and body. The 3000-year-old tradition of yoga is hailed worldwide as a panacea to all human ailments. Yoga promotes holistic well-being through a combination of mindful and muscular practices. As the society is caught in an endless chase for worldly happiness, the philosophy of yoga gains immense importance to regulate and moderate human lives. It reveals the magic of remaining happy and tranquil in being oneself. The ultimate goal of yoga is to reach a sustained state of pure awareness.

The Department of Student Affairs is celebrating International Yoga Day 2022 to pay respect to this invaluable gift of India’s ancient tradition and to illuminate students on the need to make yoga an essential part of their day-to-day lives.

 

Date: June 21, 2022

Time: 3.30 pm

Venue: ALC 4

The resource persons for the day are Mr Venkata Krishna Kumar S, Associate Professor, Department of Architecture, School of Planning and Architecture-Vijayawada and Mr Ram Pavan, Broadcast Engineer, Doordarshan Kendra, Vijayawada. Mr Venkata Krishna Kumar is a practitioner of Heartfulness for 19 years and is also a certified trainer of Heartfulness since 2021. Mr Ram Pavan has also been practising Heartfulness yoga for the past 15 years and is serving as a trainer with Heartfulness institute with a mission to uplift the standards of life.

Join the celebration to disseminate the power of #yogaforself and #yogaforhumanity.

We make a life by what we give

blood donor day

Miracles do happen if we are willing to believe in the power of giving. The World Blood Donor Day 2022 calls attention to the significance of voluntary blood donations in saving lives and enhancing solidarity within communities. The day aims to spread gratitude toward blood donors worldwide and create a broader understanding of the need for regular, unpaid blood donation. The day is an opportunity to highlight the urgency of committed and year-round blood donation to ensure adequate resources and achieve universal access.

This World Blood Donor Day, the Department of Student Affairs, in collaboration with Indian Red Cross Society and STEP, Swasakthi, Guntur celebrates the value of voluntary blood donations in improving social cohesion. Smt Vidadala Rajani, Hon’ble Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Andhra Pradesh, will be the chief guest of the day. She is one of the young and dynamic individuals who became an MLA in her first election and created a record as the youngest ever MLA from Chilakaluripet Constituency. Guest of Honour, Shri Alla Ramakrishna Reddy, MLA Mangalagiri, will also grace the occasion with his esteemed presence.

Date: June 14, 2022

Time: 10.30 AM IST

This World Blood Donor Day, donate blood for a reason and be the reason behind someone else’s life. Blood donation is an act of solidarity. Join the effort and save lives!

TTD Event

Tallapaka Annamacharya, popularly known as ‘Anamayya’, was a 15th-century saint and the earliest known Indian musician to compose songs called sankeertanas in praise of Lord Venkateswara. His compositions have strongly influenced the structure of Carnatic Music and are still making rounds in various music concerts and performances the world over.

Having composed countless odes to Sri Tirumala Venkateswara Swamy, Annamacharya is widely regarded as the Pada Kavitaa Pitamaha of Telugu poetry. He was a reputed singer and an eminent poet who gave life to the Telugu song and lyricism by blending the Telugu ‘Andhra Vedam’ for the easy understanding of the common man, with the summary of ‘Sanskrit Vedas’.

Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams, also known as TTD, are on an endeavour to preserve the rich heritage of his compositions. They have set music to over 800 compositions of Annamacharya that have amassed wide popularity among the devotees. We are delighted to announce that the following TTD musicians will be offering a beautiful rendition of Annamacharya’s compositions at our university campus:

Mr M B Loganatha Reddy (Singer)

Mr Srinivasulu (Keyboard)

Mr Bujji (Tabla)

Mr Ramachandraiyya (Shruthi)

Lend your ears to their soothing and heart-warming performance.

Date: June 8, 2022

Time: 4.00 pm to 5.00 pm

Venue: Auditorium

World environment dayImagine a motto having the same relevance and emergency even after 50 years of its inception! The slogan for the Stockholm Conference, #OnlyOneEarth of 1972, can relate. The theme is as pertinent as ever, with a lot more amplified concerns. This World Environment Day, revisit the actuality that Mother Earth is still the only liveable planet we have. Nature conservation is that battle we plot against ourselves only to win back what we destroyed.

The reckless devastations can only be nullified through transformative actions which can reset the balance between humanity and nature. Getting out of the denial stage and acting accordingly is the only way to preserve nature for the next generation. A greener, cleaner, and sustainable tomorrow will always be a matter of urgency with the escalating environmental issues.

The Department of Student Affairs is celebrating World Environment Day to spread hopes and action plans for protecting what we have in order to restore what we lost. The celebration aspires to emphasise and accelerate the thoughts on the predicament situation we are in. As part of the event, there will also be an awareness rally to foster the essence of the message.

Date: June 05, 2022

Time: 08.00 AM to 10.00 AM IST

Come along and renew the pledge to embrace mother nature!

Dear Anxiety, we need to talk!

anxietyFear of being in confined areas, fear of failure, fear of speaking out- anxiety manifests in a variety of ways. Don’t be anxious about your anxiety. SRM University-AP ensures our students’ mental well-being through the services of resident counsellors.

May is a month dedicated to raising awareness about mental and behavioural health disorders, as well as eliminating the stigma that many people face. This month, our student counsellor Ms Liza Hazarika interacts with students on the topic “Dear Anxiety, we need to talk!” on May 27, 2022

Time: 4.00 to 05.00 pm IST

Venue: ALC 4 – 4th Floor, Admin Block

Come, participate and learn the ways to hold on to hope.

yoga series

The Department of Students Affairs is organising a series of events heralding the arrival of International Yoga Day 2022. As part of the series, the second episode of the yoga celebrations will be held to exude the essence of yoga amongst the student community.

Date: May 16, 2022

Time: 4.30 pm

Venue: Near Fountains

Yoga is often perceived as a spiritual endeavour taking one closer to the universal power. But the core of yoga lies in unlocking one’s true potential and discovering the inherent powers that reside deep within each individual. Making yoga an inevitable part of our daily life will bring unbelievable transformations in every aspect of our behaviour. It will enable us to look at the brighter side of things, discover the possibilities in every obstacle, and radiate joy and prosperity around ourselves.

Join the session to embark on an exhilarating journey of self-exploration.

“Stress is largely self-inflicted, so the ability to manage stress more effectively comes from managing oneself.”

– Michael Hetherington

There is no such thing as a stress-free life. Stress can be managed, minimised but never eliminated. Living a happy life doesn’t mean that it’s all about absolute bliss. It just means that you are capable of having a positive mindset even amidst the chaos of everyday life. Most of the time, stress is not about what happens to us but how we respond to that. The response is something over which we have control. The Department of Student Affairs is organising a session on Stress Management by Dr Nagesh from NIMHANS to deliver some essential thoughts regarding the effective handling of stress

Date: May 12, 2022

Time: 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm IST

Venue: ALC 1, Third-floor Admin Block

About the speaker

Dr Nagesh from NIMHANS is rated as one of the Senior Psychologists and Mind Readers by Google. He is presently working as Chief Consultant for COVID in Andhra Pradesh. He has experience in the areas of loneliness, depression, and suicidal tendencies. He worked as a personal psychologist to lyric writer Late Siri Vennela Seetharama Sastry, Actor Allu Arjun, Director Trivikram Srinivas, Actress Rashmika and several other politicians. He also works as a leading caption writer for Times of India, Deccan Chronicle, Kala Mandir, Big Bazaar, and Lalitha Jewellers. His caption for Lalitha Jewellers Dabbulu Vurike Raavu was a great hit. He is also a Life skills coach for IBM, MICROSOFT, and WIPRO.

Join the session, let’s learn to manage ourselves