scorecardresearch
Follow Us:
Saturday, April 17, 2021

Ramesh Pokhriyal inaugurates centre for happiness at IIM-Jammu

According to the education minister, the new centre will help in reducing the mental pressure of students and faculty working in the institute as they have to undergo stress due to deadlines, coursework, teaching-load, and professional and personal life pressure

By: Education Desk | New Delhi |
March 30, 2021 6:58:16 pm
pokhriyal 1200Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank at the virtual inauguration of Anandam in IIM-Jammu . Image source: twitter.com/DrRPNishank

Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank inaugurated the centre for happiness in the Indian Institute of Management (IIM-Jammu) on March 30. At the virtual inauguration, Nishank mentioned that the newly launched ‘Anandam’ is developed following the principle of the National Education Policy (NEP 2020) that aims to transform the country’s education system by 2021.

According to the minister, the new centre will help in reducing the mental pressure of students and faculty working in the institute as they have to undergo stress due to deadlines, coursework, teaching-load, and professional and personal life pressure. “The center will help people overcome mental stress and help spread positivity and it will encourage and propagate holistic development for all the stakeholders at IIM Jammu,” the minister stated.

The institute’s centre for happiness, Anandam will be divided into five broad categories — counselling, holistic wellness, elective courses on happiness development, research and leadership, faculty development. The institute will bring holistic well-being, regular physical exercises will contribute to the wellness at the physical level for both the students and the faculty, the minister said.

The virtual occasion was attended by Lieutenant Governor, Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha, Founder, Art of Living Foundation, Ravi Shankar, Milind Kamble, Chairman, Board of Governors and BS Sahay, Director IIM Jammu.

📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines

For all the latest Education News, download Indian Express App.

  • The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
x