Shri P.K. Singh, Chairman, SAIL inaugurated a Happiness Space – Kshemalaya (literally, Abode of Wellbeing and Prosperity) – at Management Training Institute (MTI) of Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) in Ranchi on March 7, 2018. Developed in collaboration with IIT Kharagpur, Kshemalaya makes SAIL the first corporate house in the Country to embrace Science of Happiness to enhance wellbeing and effectiveness of its employees. SAIL-MTI would also be the first corporate training institute in the country to offer training and interventions based on Science of Happiness. All the functional Directors of SAIL Board and CEOs of the Integrated Steel Plants and ED (HRD) were present for the inauguration.
During the inaugural event Shri P K Singh praised the initiative undertaken by MTI and expressed his confidence that interventions based on Science of Happiness would help SAIL immensely in enhancing employee engagement and overall productivity. He advised MTI to work towards translating the scientifically validated concepts of Science of Happiness to applicable solutions at the workplace in the plants and units of SAIL. He also expressed his confidence that Kshemalaya would propagate the Science of Happiness through the participants of MTI programmes and workshops and help make each workplace in SAIL happier and more productive.
As part of the initiative, various interventions are planned under the broad theme EMPOWER through Science of Happiness (Enhancing Motivation, Positivity and Optimism at Workplace for Engagement and Results through Science of Happiness), which will be conducted both at MTI and at plants.The first workshop, Train the Trainer, has already been conducted at IIT Kharagpur for SAIL employees to develop resource persons who will play a key role in disseminating the Science of Happiness.