TOI, BHOPAL: Patients turn to them for healing but these medical students at the Gandhi Medical College (GMC) have found a blam in Bhagwat Gita. In a novel experiment, a group of students at the GMC have turned to Gita for peace to mind and soul and overcome stress. They attend Gita classes every Thursday organized by the Hare Krishna movement.
Das talking to TOI said students like Lincoln are in search for proper guidance given their disenchantment with the system. “Anxiety andstress are taking a toll on this generation and teachings from the scared book have never been more relevant,” he said.
Posters with a picture ‘a tooth brush with paste, at GMC campus read — Truth decay? Brush up on the Bhagavad Gita. Lack of creativity, maybe, but it did the trick as quite a few students were introduced to it during a book expo at GMC last week. Sessions are free of charge and students work out their own learning plan.
For the geek, there is solace too. A student said, Das has linked Gita education via video conferencing and ‘gtalk’ in hope of spreading the good word.
In the medical college where for more than three decades students passed out without being administered the Hippocratic Oath (oath historically taken by physicians and other healthcare professionals swearing to practice medicine with integrity) lessons in Bhagavat Gita, could perhaps cure the soul and restore diminishing faith of general public in the profession.