World Mental Health Day 2020 Program

  • October 16, 2020 - 15:00
Inauguration Program
1 Welcome Address

Prof. Pratima Murthy, Head, Department of Psychiatry

2.30 to 2.35pm
2 Introducing World Mental Health Day Theme

Prof.Mathew Varghese, Head, Geriatric Clinic and Services, NIMHANS

2.36 to 2.40pm
3 Address by Guest of Honour

Dr Veerendra Mishra, Director, National Institute of Social Defence

2.41 to 2.45pm
4. a. Virtual Launch of ‘Vayomanasa Sanjeevani’ Program and Web-Portal

b. Felicitation of Donors providing CSR Support for Centre for Dementia Care at NIMHANS

c. Release of Resource materials

2.46 to 2.50pm
5 Address by the Chief Guest

Mr. R. Subrahmanyam IAS, Secretary, Department of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India

2.50pm to 3.00pm
6 Address by

Prof. G. Gururaj, Director, NIMHANS

3.01pm to 3.05pm
7 Vote of Thanks

Prof.B.S. Shankaranarayana Rao, Registrar, NIMHANS

3.06pm to 3.10pm
Panel Discussion
8 Moderator: Prof.Girish N Rao, Head, Centre for Public Health, NIMHANS


Ms.Rema Mohan, CEO, National Stock Exchange Foundation

Dr Srinivasa Shroff Nagesha Rao, CEO, REC Foundation

Ms. Sugandhi Baliga, Head, Geriatrics, Tata Trusts

Ms.Bharti Dewan, Cluster Lead – Urban Poor, Azim Premzi Philanthrophic Initiatives

Dr H.C. Sridhara Channakeshava Ranga Reddy, Dy. Director (OACD), NISD

Prof. P T Sivakumar, Professor, Geriatric Psychiatry Unit, NIMHANS

3.11pm to 4.00pm


  • Start Date:October 16, 2020
  • Start Time:15:00
  • End Date:October 16, 2020
  • End Time:16:30
  • Location:NIMHANS