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Naidu flags student suicide issue, pitches for mind sport

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

today flagged the issue of suicides by students unable to cope with stress, and pitched for training which, he said, would make studies a pleasurable experience and not a "stressful nightmare".

He also batted for extending due encouragement to mind sport in the country on the lines of physical sport.

"We have been frequently coming across reports of suicides by students, who are unable to cope with I get extremely anguished whenever I read such reports as all those deaths of youngsters are avoidable...time has come for institutions, governments and the society at large to prevent such suicides," he said.

He said training will make "studies a pleasurable experience rather than a stressful nightmare".

"If students can learn and master techniques, they can work smarter. This will actually enable students to get better grades and leave them with more time for other extra- curricular activities," the said.

He made these remarks while

addressing a delegation of the World Sports Council for here. The mind sport contingent has returned after bagging the fourth place at the World Championships held last month in Shenzen,

"No doubt, physical body has its limitations but the mind has unlimited capacity and this has to be tapped to its full potential," he said.

The said there was a need to move towards analytical and logical thinking skills and not merely focusing on learning and memorising.

was of the view that there is a need for every Indian to learn these techniques and practise sports on regular basis to have a healthy state of mind.

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First Published: Tue, January 09 2018. 16:25 IST