On May 20, 2020, In Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), the Department of Information and Public Relations (DIPR) has started an initiative ‘SUKOON’- COVID-19 Beat the Stress, in order to spread awareness about psychological impact of lockdown and measures to be adopted to overcome them.
i.About Sukoon: The Sukoon programme will be telecast on Doordarshan (DD) Kashir Channel on every Tuesday at 9.00 PM during which psychiatrists, eminent doctors and scientists will share their knowledge on psychological health, how to keep the mind anxiety free and the measures which people can adopt to keep stress level under control.
ii.The aim is to ensure that people stay mentally fit and cope with the fears related to COVID-19 with a sound mind.
iii.This initiative is in line with the growing concern that COVID-19 pandemic and the prolonged lockdown has resulted in tremendous stress among various sections of the society.
iv.Parents, caregivers and children are the greatest victims of lockdown as they grapple with restricted movement and not being allowed to meet with friends and socialize.
v.DIPR is looking to telecast such programmes on a daily basis to reach out to the people of the Union Territory (UT). The objective is fighting the pandemic by ensuring ‘Healthy Mind in Healthy Body’ along with following all the health and hygiene guidelines.
About Jammu & Kashmir:
Capital– Srinagar (summer), Jammu (winter).
Governor– Girish Chandra Murmu.