Kolkata: Griffins International School, Kharagpur, one of the premier Schools of West Bengal, has been conferred with “Institution of Happiness” award by QS I-GAUGE, the Indian subsidiary of UK-based QS Quacquarelli Symonds. The ‘Institution of Happiness’ status was bestowed after a rigorous exercise that covered over 100 institutions, but only 33 of them were able to qualify the set thresholds.
QS I -GAUGE announced India’s happiest educational institutions at a Conclave, recently held in India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, awarding over 33 universities, colleges, and schools from Pan India, after a rigorous assessment exercise which began in December last year in association with industry body ASSOCHAM. These institutions were titled as “Institutions of Happiness (IOH)”.
The event was graced by Union Minister for Women and Child Development, Honourable Smt Smriti Zubin Irani, who presided over the event and awarded the certificates. On the occasion she said, “It is important that educators gain insights into the level of happiness of students and their well-being, which will enable institutions to advance their outcomes holistically”.
On the occasion, Dr Ashwin Fernandes, CEO, and Director of QS I-GAUGE said, “Quality and excellence are of great significance in imparting education, as it enhances the capacities and capabilities of the learners, who will bridge the gap between the underdeveloped and the developed nations. This is not possible without the involvement of every stakeholder. QS I-GAUGE is actively involved in providing global expertise to Indian institutions in this journey”
Mr. Abishek Yadav, Chairman, Griffins International School, said, “We are indeed very happy to receive this prestigious award. We always believe that happier children are more likely to become more successful and truly accomplished in life. A happy childhood would define the wellbeing of an adult in future. Our students get ample playtime and get more opportunity to interact with each other in an open environment of the vast school campus. Happiness of the children being our prime focus, we put our best effort to instill optimism in the minds of small children and create scope for them to perform small act of kindness to build empathy. This award is a recognition of our hard work and I hope this would take us closer towards our vision of being a learning school that ignites inquisitive minds to innovate and inspire others.”