GCOE creates Happiness Centres

Students of GCOE during ‘My College My Pride’ activity.
Students of GCOE during ‘My College My Pride’ activity.

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Nov 5: Government College of Education Jammu has opened various Happiness Centres titled CREATE(Creativity in Research, Exploring the Art, Transforming Education and Mental Health and Well Being) under the scheme “My College, My Pride”. These initiatives have been taken to provide better learning and exploring environment for the students.
Speaking on the occasion, Prof Aekta Gupta, Principal of the College said, “happiness of the child is directly linked with academic outcomes and to improve attention, retention of students we have to ensure mental health, safety and security of students”.
“NSS unit of the College created Happiness Zones which offers psycho-social support to students in the post-Covid 19 pandemic scenario. Acknowledging the importance of mental health, such zones have been created to provide safe and psychologically comfortable space within the college premises where students can talk about their feelings and emotions unhesitatingly and in a confidential manner”, she further said.
Students involved in these endeavours were Anu Bagal, Mehak Sardalia, Rashmi, Manisha, Komal, Koushal, Digpal, Mahima, Richa Sharma and Arushi.
“The students should be filled with self confidence and positive thinking. They should work with honesty and these centres will help in developing these skills and qualities in them”, said Dr Shubhra Jamwal, NSS PO of the college.
Department of Library headed by Dr Anuradha Seth also established an Open Book Section for general studies to provide better learning environment and resources for self study, competitive exam preparation and to enhance employability. Similarly, Dr Jyoti Parihar of Department of Sciences along with the students created “No Cost or Low Cost Teaching Aids Corner”. The college has also created “Herbal Strip by the Department of EVS” headed by Dr Shalini Sharma.