Manav Rachna University received WCDM DRR Awards for the work carried out by the Centre for Peace and Sustainability during COVID 19 pandemic for mitigating its impact. The award was given by the Hon’ble Shri G Kishan Reddy Union Minister of Tourism, Culture and Development of North Eastern Region, Government of India and received by Prof. I K Bhat Vice Chancellor of Manav Rachna University, at a function held in India International Centre (IIC) on 22nd June 2022.
The Centre for Peace and Sustainability during the tough times of pandemic developed several structured and practice oriented extra-curricular programme for youth to inculcate values and promote indulgence in art and culture related pursuits to develop peaceful mind to face the disaster. Besides this the centre emphasised on peace and sustainability develops life skills among students, provides awareness and training programme for many SDGs including environmental consciousness, culture of peace and harmony to be peace champions to support community during pandemic and post pandemic period. It helps to develop the attitude towards sustainability amongst students through interuniversity forum and competitions to create awareness among people in societies to avoid such and similar disasters. Yoga and Meditation sessions and trainings were organized during this period. Manav Rachna University also designed and delivered a course on Peace and Sustainability to all graduates of university as well as for students at other universities. It is expected that the centre will keep serving the society and help in making the world to be a better place to live.
Manav Rachna University has received the ‘Institutions of Happiness’ award for fostering happiness in the academic environment at the QS I-Gauge Academic Excellence Conclave held at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.
A total of 100 Institutions from Pan India participated in this survey and only 33 qualified for the criteria to receive the ‘Institutions of Happiness’ award. UK based QS, Quacquarelli Symonds’ Indian subsidiary, QS I-GAUGE announced India’s happiest educational institutions after a rigorous assessment exercise which began in December last year in association with industry body ASSOCHAM.