IIT-KGP and Gopichand Badminton Academy to Spread Happiness in Sports
IITKGP (April 4, 2019)
IIT Kharagpur signed an MoU with Pullela Gopichand Badminton Academy (PGBA), Bangalore to promote health and wellbeing within the scope of academics and extra-academic activities. A delegation from IIT Kharagpur led by Director Prof. P P Chakrabarti met the Padma Bhushan awardee and Chief National Coach for the Indian Badminton team, Shri Pullela Gopichand at Delhi on March 30 in this regard. The collaboration is spearheaded by Mr. S S Rekhi, US-based entrepreneur and alumnus of IIT Kharagpur, who seed funded the Rekhi Centre for Science of Happiness at IIT Kharagpur and his company R Systems is the sponsor of Gopichand Badminton Academy.
The thrust areas of collaboration include developing training programs by IIT Kharagpur focusing on happiness and wellbeing for enhancing the quality of performance and resilience. (Read More)