Prayer meeting in Guwahati's Cotton College to beat exam blues

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Guwahati (Assam), Apr 4 (ANI): Cotton College in Guwahati held an all-religion prayer meeting to help students beat the examination blues and counter stress.

The spirituality class was organized for the students after two students of the premier educational institution were driven to suicide last month.

Ratul Rajkhowa, a professor at the Cotton College said that it is only spiritual thought that can restore the students' peace of mind, as cut throat competition and parental pressure is forcing students to take the extreme step.

"In universities, in schools and in all sectors of education there should be some kind of regiment for providing meditation or spiritualism. And it should be conveyed to the student that spiritualism can only give them proper direction to lead a healthy life," said Rajkhowa.

The college authorities called in religious preachers, who conducted various prayer and meditation sessions.

Students of the college agreed that exam stress does take a toll on them and thus spirituality classes would help them to cope with the situation in a profound manner.

"There is a lot of stress during exam time. So the students, who can't cope with them, take the extreme step. So, I think there should be a class for spiritualism in each and every college," said Bornali Sinha.

Earlier on March 29, a final-year female student committed suicide in the college campus, while a male student of the college ended his life at home on March 24 owing to alleged examination stress. (ANI)

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