As UNESCO certified Expressive Arts-based therapists, Ms. Megha and Ms. Shipra introduced the students to the power of arts through an interactive and experiential session; how art is a source of personal expression and a cathartic outlet for emotions. The response of the students was overwhelming. They spoke about meditation, dancing, yoga, art, singing, writing, etc., as resources they use but never thought of as being therapeutic.
The workshop was facilitated by Ms. Poonam Sharma, teacher in DOE and Ms. Rinzing Bhutia, Income Tax Assistant Commissioner. Ms. Haritma Chopra, Principal - Maitreyi College and Ms. Mithila Baghai, NSS in-charge of the college praised the efforts put forward by Pragyata Foundation and Happyness Peddler.
The session ended with a high-on-energy and exciting drum circle where the girls created their own music through the different parts of their body. We were truly overwhelmed with how the session panned out and feel that more such discussions need to be done not just at a professional level but amongst the people we see everyday; our friends and family, in order to break the silence that surrounds such an importance issue.