Special Correspondent—April 10, 2017: With the slogan 'Depression: let’s talk', amarhealth.com organized an event in the capital’s Bangladesh Medical Association (BMA) Auditorium on Friday (7th April).
Different programs including, discussion, show-debate, cultural program etc. were held on the occasion. A digital video presentation, made by amarhealth.com, was presented on depression at the very beginning of the program.
In the opening speech, Prof. Dr. Syed Modasser Ali, former health adviser to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, said that mental disease can attack a person if he possess a mind. Besides, due to other physical or mental problems, a person can suffer from this disease. He suggested to drop the depression and smile sincerely.
Addressing the event as a chief guest, Dr. Mustafa Jalal Mohiuddin, president of Bangladesh Medical Association (BMA), said there is no way to be depressed rather we should gain happy. Loving our beloved Bangabandhu, we should be enlightened with the light of independence. Moreover, depressed persons should see a psychiatric if the diseases turns to severity.
Professor Dr. Kamrul Hasan Khan, Vice Chancellor of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU), Prof. Md. Sharfuddin Ahmed, Pro Vice Chancellor (Administration) of BSMMU, Professor Dr. Mohit Kamal, National Institute of Mental Health & Research (NIMH&R) and Pijush Bandyopadhyay, former managing director of Bangladesh Film Development Corporation (BFDC), spoke in the programe as special guests.
The BSMMU VC in his speech said, ‘Depression depends on socio-economic, cultural and political situation of a country. The main reason behind depression is when anybody suffers from any kind of mental stress, depression attacks him. It’s not a disease at all rather the best physician for this disease is patient’s parents. It’s quite impossible to resist depression without social movement.’
Addressing the program, the prominent actor Pijush Bandyopadhyay, said that shame and disgrace following the miss deeds, a person can suffer from depression. Besides, sometimes there may have natural reasons behind depression. Depression is a disease that we came to learn after a long period of time. Today we are aware of the disease now. People from all walks of life, however, should come ahead to prevent this mental disease consciously.
Dr. MD: Zillur Rahman Khan, Assistant Professor of NIMH&R presented a key note paper on mental health with Dr. Apurba Pandit, Editor of amarhealth.com, in the chair.
Presented by Mohinee Prithula, editor of the page ‘Kids Corner’ of amarhealth.com, a show-debate was also held titled on ‘Only lack of public awareness is the obstacle to treatment for mental diseases’.
A total of 6 students participated in the event of which 3 spoke in favor of the motion & balance nine spoke against the motion.
St. Francis Xavier's Girls' High School won in the brief debate show while Ishaq Ibtida of St. Gregory's High School won the gift as the best speaker.
The program came to the end through a colorful cultural event. Prominent singers Mitu Karmaker and Bhogirath Malu enchanted spectators with heart touching songs.
Organized by amarhealth.com, the event was adorned by event management farm Different Touch.