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Medical Students Take to Gita for 'Cure'

By: for The Times of India on Nov. 29, 2013
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"In a novel experiment, a group of students at the Gandhi Medical College in Bhopal, India, have turned to Gita for peace to mind and soul and overcome stress."

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.

Gita classes have turned out to be novocaine (a drug given to numb away pain) for the group of medical students.

Sacred verses of Gita could help these medical students to be fresh and humble, said P C Das of Hare Krishna Movement, based out of Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh. Das visits the GMC every week to take the classes that are held in boys' hostel.

Gita sessions, have done a world of good to me, said Lincoln Verma, an intern doctor. "I always wanted to understand the Gita. After attending 10 sessions, I feel, I am a changed person mentally and at work too."

Das talking to TOI said students like Lincoln are in search for proper guidance given their disenchantment with the system. "Anxiety and stress are taking a toll on this generation and teachings from the scared book have never been more relevant," he said.

Read more: http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2013-11-28/bhopal/44545952_1_bhagavad-gita-gandhi-medical-college-medical-students

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