- Manodarpan initiative provides psycho- social support and counseling to students for their mental health and well being.
- Under the initiative, the Minister of Human Resource Development launched a toll-free national helpline number ( 8448440632), a website of Manodarpan and a handbook on 21st century life skills, for the students of school, college and universities.
- Covid 19 lockdown had led to extended vacation for students and forced close down of schools and colleges. This has created panic among children.
- The initiative would act as an element of strengthening human capital and increasing productivity for the education sector in the wake of covid-19.
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The Minister of Human Resource Development has launched the Manodarpan initiative to provide psycho-social support to students for their Mental Health and Well-being during the COVID outbreak and beyond.