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IIMK, IMA join hands to conduct Mental Health Workshop in the run-up to Calicut Half Marathon 2020

 As a prelude to the 11th edition of Calicut Half Marathon, IIM Kozhikode in association with Indian Medical Association, Kozhikode conducted a Mental Health Workshop at IMA Hall, Nadakavu, here today. IIM Kozhikode will be organizing the 11th edition of  Calicut Half Marathon on  23 February.

The event was inaugurated by Dr. Aneen Kutty and Dr. Venugopalan, President and Secretary of IMA Kozhikode, respectively, by honouring the Chief Guest of the event Dr. Harish M Tharayil, Professor of Psychiatry, Kozhikode Medical College. The mental health workshop was conducted by  Guest speaker Dr. Varsha Vidyadharan, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Kozhikode Medical College. The event was aimed at addressing the mental health challenges faced by college students and youngsters in our society. The workshop looked to break the taboo associated with talking about mental health, especially with respect to youngsters and college students. The workshop also helped participants to understand what exactly are Mental Health issues, its causes and symptoms and approaches one can use to overcome them.

Over the past ten years, the Marathon has been taking up a unique cause every year- having focused on critical issues of United Kerala, women empowerment, rights of differently-abled people, waste management, organ donation, healthy living and eco- friendliness in the past. The theme for 2020’s marathon is ‘Pursuit of Happiness – Healthy Body, Healthy Mind’ aimed at generating awareness about mental wellbeing along with physical fitness, as a healthy body brings harmony in one’s life, peace in society and thereby spreading happiness everywhere. The marathon features three categories, a 21 km Half Marathon, a 10 km Mini-Marathon which are competitive races and a 3 km “Dream Run”, a non‐competitive run featuring people from all walks of life. The total prize money for the event is worth INR 4.7 lakhs.


For registration, please visit Visit Calicut Half Marathon Facebook and Instagram pages for consistent updates.                                                    

About Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode

Started in 1997 with its Postgraduate Programme (PGP), the Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIMK) is on a high growth trajectory today, offering widest range of academic programmes in the field of management education. These include Fellow Programme in Management, Executive PG Programmes, Management Development Programmes and Faculty Development Programmes. IIMK set up a Satellite campus at Infopark, Kochi, in 2013 dedicated to Executive Education. IIMK has also the unique distinction of launching a PhD (Practice Track) programme for working professionals besides bringing in new dynamic courses in Women Leadership and MS-Finance, in the year 2019-20. The institute is also home to IIMK LIVE a first-of-its-kind startup incubation programme.


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