I am on DD News at 6:00 pm in an interview

Recently, there have been disturbing news coming out of IIT's about students committing suicide. There will be a talk show in DD News about it, where I represent IIT student. It feels sad to see a budding engineer and a life coming to an end like this. This brings out the a host of issues like academic burden, lack of awareness about mental sickness, lack of mental health facilities etc. in these top-notch institutes. Also, the way a pupil is assessed is under question.
I hope we take similar measure, which were taken in MIT etc. in USA in mid-80%, when they were facing the same problems.

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About prasoonk

Prasoon Kumar grew up in the Bokaro Steel City of south Bihar, now Jharkhand. He studied Computer Science and Engineering in IIT Kanpur. For job he moved to the land of opportunity, United States. He was there in the bay area through the internet revolution of mid to late nineties. He spent time admiring the beautiful coastline of California among other things. He moved east coast to the New York after the turn of the millennium working in a brokerage startup. Afterwards, he is back to India for good. He has been working in the enterprises and internet startup, enjoying the city life. He has a beautiful wife, a young 5 years old daughter and 11 years old son.

Posted on December 2, 2005, in Society & Culture. Bookmark the permalink. 18 Comments.

  1. @SGD, I recorded this program on my DVR and accidently deleted it. I waited for a long time for DVD to arrive, but it did not, so I assume it won’t arrive. I will try posting a brief write-up on that program and new initiatives in IIT’s during past 8 years!

  2. Dear Mr.Prasoon,

    We wish you best of luck. please upload this program video so that it can be shared with all to avoid such issues onceagain.

    Good program

    Venkat

  3. dear prasun,

    nice work , and good that you are doing better and better every day, keep it up, my best wishes are with you.

  4. Dear Prasoon Kumar
    nice work for spreading true knowledge.I and our IIT GLabal team is working in this regard at IIT bombay and all IIT …..
    You can also share your invaluable idea at:
    http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/umang_counselling/
    Description:
    This group is meant to provide counselling services to IIT Bombay students. The recent suicide of IIT Bombay student
    Mr. Nakul has brought an overwhelming response among the alumni that something must be done to prevent such occurrences. The fact that Nakul was the author of a popular search engine software called Umang makes it even more painful. The name of the group comes from that.
    ———————————————————————————————————–
    or more at http://www.iitglobal.org
    thanks for nice work and
    Happy new year to You and your family and all friends for making new year more wealthy , healthy, joyful and purposeful…and
    Celebrate coming year with new ideas for changing the all system for bliss.
    Celebrate coming year with love to all living and non-living entities.
    Celebrate coming with sharing true knowledge for everyone.
    Celebrate coming year with caring to our loving mothernature.
    Celebrate coming year for stabilizing more peace and happiness in the world.
    Celebrate coming year for expansions of positive energy in the universe
    with love …. ajay singh niranjan….
    scan it at : http://www.iitglobal.org or http://www.thomso.net

  5. Dear Prasoon,

    It is really important to know the root cause and educate the people.
    This is a very good initiative. Thanks for taking a leadership role to bring this up.

  6. Missed the show ….but continue the good work PK …such issues must be given a serious thought .

  7. good Prasoon. keep it up 🙂
    Pls record the News and upload if possible.
    who is the hell is this Mallika crapper.
    All the best PK,
    -Anand

  8. hey prasoon,
    good yar.. but can’t see it in U.K. do, record it and show to us..
    by the why,.. mallika!!!..????

  9. Good man you are becoming celebrity. Best of luck

  10. Hey PK
    Couldnt see you on the news ..however am happy that you are doing such good work .
    Am also concerned for Mallika .. she says you arent concentrating on her pussy ….. who will take care of the cobwebs yaar ?

  11. Sudhir Krishnan

    Good of you to take up such serious issues. Hope it comes to the right people’s attention.

  12. Sudhakar Porwal

    Dear Prasoon,

    Best ok Luck !!!
    Such a wonderful initiative.
    Unable to view DD news in UK, kindly record and upload the program.

    All the Best,
    Sudhakar Porwal

  13. Are Parsoon bhai aap to chha gaye hain sir. Definitely hum dekhange. All the best. Really Its very serious issue.

    Regards
    Shekhar

  14. Best of luck to you ,PrasoonK.
    The issue is serious since intelligentsia is involved.
    The fact is ,,suicide is out of question.Was it some kind of vendetta?
    It does not seem like an accident..He had talked to his father 30min before his demise.
    Rgds
    Vimal K Khanna

  15. Dear Prasoon,
    This is really a serious issue and I am happy that you have taken initiative regarding this. My whole hearted support is with you,
    Best of luck,
    Ajay

  16. Good keep it up. And lets put our views so that situation can be improved.

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