Lucknow's Era University launches a first full fledged Department of Happiness, an unprecedented move among Indian Universities.
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" Muskurayye AAP Lucknow Mai hain !!". Yes you read it right , the city of Nawabs Lucknow never misses an opportunity to bring laughter and happiness in your life. This time the endeavour is successfully achieved by city based top notch medical institute Era University.
Lucknow's Era University has started Department of Happiness from current academic session, the first of its kind in a University in India. The department was inaugurated by Dr. Rajneesh Dubey (IAS, Principal Secretary to Government of Uttar Pradesh) in a function graced by the presence of Chancellor Mohsin Ali Khan, Prof. Abbas Ali Mahdi ( Vice Chancellor, of Era University) and Prof. MMA Faridi ( Dean, Faculty of Medical Sciences). The department has been established with Dr. Meeta Ghosh as it's first head. Speaking on the occasion Dr. Rajneesh Dubey lauded the efforts of Era University in providing quality educational services with state of the art facilities to all sections of society. He was much impressed by the quality of biomedical research being done in the college as well as the 3-D animation and medical game technology.
Prof. Abbas Mahdi, the Vice Chancellor while speaking on the occasion informed that Era University has become the first institute in the country to run Department of Happiness. He briefed that the new department is started with a mission to "develop tools of happiness" and creating an "ecosystem that would enable people to realise their own potential of inner well being". He said a value added certificate course in happiness has been started from current academic session.
Other dignitaries who graced the function include Prof. Mastan Singh , Dr. GK Singh, Dr Rajendra Prasad, Dr. Riaz Mehdi , Prof. PK Sharma, Prof. SK Das among others. The event went off successfully by the participation of good number of students from medical and allied sciences.
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