Dr. Sujala Watve speaking at "Swayam Siddha 2018" during her felicitation program
In March 2018, Dr. Sujala Watve was decorated with 'Swayam Siddha 2018' at the hands of Padmashree Rani Bang. The award was jointly presented by Chaitanya Mental Healthcare Centre and Mental Hospital Yerawada.
JPIP Initiative: A Self-Help & Support Group for the Parents of Children with High Potentials
प्रज्ञा-मैत्र (Prajna – Maitra): A Self-help and Support Group for the parents of Children with High Potentials conducted by JPIP since 2014.
This is an expert guided self -help & support group. The objective is to facilitate the process of parenting children with high potential, to understand the multifaceted nature of intelligence, to equip parents to nurture potentials of children and handle the challenges.
The group aims at creating a support network of families of children with high potentials.
Both the parents with children ranging from 3 years to 17 years who indicate signs of high potential and parents show readiness to self-learn can become members of this group. Monthly activities are conducted which range from lectures, interviews, group discussions, field visits, publications etc.
Safeguarding the Uniqueness
'Vegalepan japatanna’ (‘वेगळेपण जपतांना’) was organized by Jnana Prabodhini’s Institute of Psychology, on Wednesday the 14th August, in Pandit Javaharlal Nehru Cultural Centre, Ghole Road, Pune. The audience consisted of around 200 parents, grandparents, teachers, principals, and counselors. Students passed out from ‘Education of the gifted’, a one-year diploma course after post-graduation, affiliated to Savitribai Phule Pune University, presented a unique performance reflecting the undertaken subject.
Topic of the presentation was how to explore, pinpoint and identify high intelligence through their novel and ethical thoughts. The presentation was conceptualized, written, and directed by Mr. Sameer Anjali Mahagaonkar. The event included diverse stories of children asking continuous mind-boggling questions, showing indefinite curiosity to explore, high sensitivity, having unique and innovative thinking and problem-solving style were reflected through the reading of short stories, individual prologues, counseling examples, etc. Being an interactive event audience participated through their own experiences and strategies in handling the ‘different’ behaviors of these highly able children. The whole event threw light on the significance of the early identification and appropriate nurture by creating a conducive atmosphere. How this treasure is valuable and how to take care of such treasure was focused throughout the exclusive performance. From the responses of the audience, it was clearly seen that a study topic can reach the general population through such type of unique and different performance. Read More...