The Delhi government recently showed interest in making India the number one on the world Happiness Index. At the Happiness Education Conference held at Delhi, education minister Manish Sisodia announced the centre’s decision on starting a certificate course known as the ‘Happiness Curriculum’. The course will be available in different parts of India and the world.
At the Conference, Sisodia said, “We are working on a certificate course for those who want to start the Happiness Curriculum. We feel the need for this because India’s position on the World Happiness Index has dropped from 118th to 140th. Our dream is to make India number one on this list.”
The Happiness curriculum was introduced in July, 2018 at all the government schools in the capital. The event was organised to mark it’s first anniversary. The government has decided to provide a certificate course to all those who will be interested in the programme.
Known as the Happiness Utsav, the 15-day conference was attended by prominent personalities from the world of education. The list included education reformist Sonam Wangchuk and education ministers of the states.
At the Happiness Education Conference, Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi explained the motive behind the curriculum, “We go to school in order to learn something, be it history, geography,science, maths etc, but what is the point behind gaining knowledge if we stay negative and unhappy? We won’t be able to contribute. Hence, a happiness curriculum has been introduced in the schools of Delhi. India as a country needs it.”
On the final day of the event, education ministers from Manipur, Nagaland, Madhya Pradesh and Puducherry visited the Delhi government schools to be be part of the Happiness classes. Andhra Pradesh was the first state in India to replicate the Happiness Curriculum programme into their education system.Posted in National, News