JAMMU, Nov 5: Government College of Education, Canal Road, Jammu opened various Happiness centres titled as “CREATE”(Creativity in Research, Exploring the Art, Transforming Education and Mental Health and Well being) incollege under the scheme “My College, My Pride”. These initiatives have been taken by the college to provide better learning and exploring environment for the students.
Under the guidance and mentorship of Prof. Aekta Gupta, Principal GCOE and faculty members, number of initiatives have been taken by the college. According to Prof. AektaGupta “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 GCOE created Happiness Zone at college campus. Happiness Zones 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. Students involved in these endeavours wereAnuBagal, MehakSardalia, Rashmi, Manisha,Komal, Koushal, Digpal, Mahima,Richa Sharma, Arushi and many more. Students displayed their talents to make the centres look creative and positive with their paintings, floral art and craftwork.
Well decorated and comfortable Day Care Centre is also established by Government College of Education, Jammu for providing emotional and physical support to the new mothers and their little ones.
Meditation Room and Honesty corner is also established for the students and faculty to calm and relax their mind after the work. “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, leaded 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. Continuing the legacy, Dr. Jyoti Parihar, Department of Sciences, along with the students created No Cost or Low Cost Teaching aids Cornerwhere students Teaching aids are displayed. These aids are low cost aids, keeping in view the relevance of these aids in the teaching learning process as the college is a teacher education institution which trains the pre-service teachers. College also Created Herbal Strip by the Department of EVS, headed by Dr. Shalini Sharma. Students planted different herbs. All the staff members and students of various.
These all initiatives have been taken for the upliftment of the college and to creative best place for the students and faculty to learn and work effectively.