- The awards have been curated by YOL team under the aegis of AICTE and applications are invited from all higher Ed colleges in India
Prof. T G Sitharaman, Chairman AICTE announced oncoming Happiness Rankings and awards today. The awards have been curated by YOL team under the aegis of AICTE and applications are invited from all higher Ed colleges in India.
In a conversation with Yogi Kochhar, the founder of the YOL-Happiness program that has been duly approved for adoption and introduction as a credit course in the higher ed space, he asked Kochhar to expand the scope and scale of the happiness program.
In a video release to all the over 10000 higher and technical institutions, Yogi said that, AICTE has taken up the cause of the honourable Prime Minister’s concern around the screen time of 6 hours per day that is consumed by the random viewing. This turns minds into Brittle, ambiguous, non-linear and incomprehensible.(BANI) and the world over research shows the adverse impact of this on mental health.
He reiterated, “Technology is a brilliant tool; however, it can be both a boon or a bane. The Trillion-dollar valuations of some of the popular social media companies have colonised 1 Bn Indians’ mind share for up to 400 Bn USD or 40% of their valuations. Indian mind is our sovereign asset and HUMAN RESOURCE AND CAPITAL and we need to reclaim, secure, and grow our Mindshare in India.”
Prof. T G Sitharaman said, “To guard against this brain drain, a unique app titled: YOL-YourOneLife on happiness has been approved by AICTE and is now being released to institutions so that all our students can use it. From this session onwards institutions will be rated on the YOL happiness index approved by AICTE even as institutions can adopt it as a credit bearing elective, blended or audit course. This will check the depletion of attention spans and improve assimilation of all content taught and is pertinent for all students across all subjects and semesters”.