JIBS organised events to observe Brain Awareness Week in India; focus on children & elderlies

JIBS organised events to observe Brain Awareness Week in India; focus on children & elderlies

Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences (JIBS) organises such events every year

In a bid to increase public awareness and support for brain sciences, the Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences (JIBS) conducted events to observe the Brain Awareness Week from March 14 to March 20. Notably, this value-based research Institute of O.P. Jindal Global University organises events like this every year to raise awareness on brain-related issues and the effects of brain sciences in our day to day life.

Focusing on issues in specially-abled kids & elderly people

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This year's program by JIBS especially focused on brain-related problems in children with special needs and senior people. Interestingly, the JIBS event last year was conferred with the Global Engagement Seed Grant by the prestigious International Brain Research Organisation (IBRO) and the Brain Awareness Grant, which is backed by the DANA Foundation and IBRO.

Grants like these offer the monetary support that is needed for community outreach initiatives. These initiatives play an important role in spreading evidence-backed information about brain functioning to the general public while breaking brain-related myths.

Event aimed to reach out to the masses

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Congratulating the institute for securing this grant, Prof. (Dr.) C. Raj Kumar, Vice-Chancellor at O.P. Jindal Global University said, "I am really delighted over the fact that JIBS is doing path-breaking work in the field of mental health. The grant awarded to JIBS will be really useful in accentuating the developments in the field of neuropsychology. I expect that JIBS will continue this work and collaborate with the already existing medical schools in this field to expand the horizon of interdisciplinary research in behavioural sciences".

The event is aimed to reach out to the masses in India who do not know much about brain issues and Neuro-Developmental Disorders (NDDs). Principal Director of JIBS, Prof. (Dr.) Sanjeev P. Sahni said, "These grants will be instrumental for us here in India to reach out to different stakeholders and spread awareness about various brain conditions that might have adverse impacts. The other goal is to motivate people to accept neurodiversity. JIBS has taken several strides in these directions."

What is Brain Awareness Week?

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Brain Awareness Week is celebrated every year in the third week of March, all across the globe. This worldwide campaign is aimed at spreading awareness and turning this topic into general discourse. Every March, people from all around the world organise events in their communities for the same.

-with inputs from IANS

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