IIM Jammu inaugurates Art of Living YES+ and Happiness Course under Anandam: The Center for Happiness


JAMMU: The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Jammu inaugurated the Art of Living YES+ (Youth Empowerment and Skills Workshop) and Happiness Course at its Jagti Campus, marking the beginning of a transformative journey aimed at enhancing the well-being and overall happiness of its faculty, officers, staff, their families, and students.
The event, presided over by Prof. B.S. Sahay, Director of IIM Jammu, highlighted the institute’s commitment to fostering a supportive and positive environment.
Dr. Mamta Tripathi, Chairperson of Anandam: The Center for Happiness at IIM Jammu, along with Cmdr. Kesavan Baskkaran (R), Chief Administrative Officer, and other faculty, officers, staff, and students attended the event, underscoring their participation and support.
The inauguration began with an introduction to the Art of Living by Parinay Kothari, MBA ’08, followed by the felicitation of guests Rohan Rajore and Rohit Ranjan, Senior Faculty from Art of Living.
In his inaugural address, Prof. B.S. Sahay emphasized the profound benefits of Yoga for both physical and mental well-being, drawing from personal experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic and his engagement with the Art of Living course.
He expressed gratitude to Spiritual Guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and highlighted the establishment of Anandam: The Center for Happiness at IIM Jammu as a crucial step towards promoting holistic well-being.
Prof. Sahay stressed the importance of time management, concentration, and breath techniques, emphasizing their role in enhancing breath control and self-motivation.
He underscored the significance of meditation, selfless service, and understanding one’s life purpose in resolving complex issues and maintaining a healthy mind and body. Encouraging active participation in the course, he advocated for early morning sessions to maximize benefits and learn from experts, ultimately aiming for a stress-free and healthy lifestyle.
Rohan Rajore shared his delight in the scenic campus and reflected on how breath exercises have facilitated decision-making and skill acquisition in his personal journey.
Rohit Ranjan, elaborating on his role as a life coach and trainer, highlighted the need for relaxation and positive lifestyle changes in today’s fast-paced world.
He conducted a brief breathing exercise and meditation session, emphasizing their role in boosting productivity and managing stress effectively.
The event concluded with Aditi Narang, an MBA ’08 student, delivering a vote of thanks followed by the national anthem. Subsequently, the commencement of the Art of Living YES+ and Happiness Course was led by Senior Art of Living Faculty, Rohit Ranjan and Rohan Rajore, setting the stage for IIM Jammu to continue leading in holistic education and well-being initiatives.

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