Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' virtually inaugurated a happiness center at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Jammu. The minister praised the institute for incorporating happiness into the academic curriculum, calling it a critical step toward empowering the nation.
'Anandam - the Centre for Happiness,' he says, is in line with the National Education Policy 2020, which aims to achieve holistic wellbeing for all.
"This step will propel our education system to new heights, comparable to the days of ancient Indian universities like Nalanda and Takshashila," the minister added. This step will propel our education system to new heights, akin to the days of ancient Indian universities like Nalanda and Takshashila," the minister added.Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, who was present on the occasion, suggested that universities and institutes invest in well-being also and replicate the model of the IIM happiness centre.
"In today's times, when higher education institutions are preparing themselves for the post-COVID-19 world at both the external and internal levels, the coming up of Anandam Centre in IIM Jammu is an important step towards a stress-free campus,” he said.
Terming self-revelation an integral part of the 'Gurukul' tradition of education, the Lt Governor said centres like Anandam have worldwide paved the way for education to become a vibrant force and to know oneself.
Sinha expressed his gratitude towards Prime Minister Narendra Modi for making untiring efforts in bringing a balance in education and professional life, in the routines of students and professionals through yoga and the Fit India Movement.