The Delhi government 02 July 2018 launched ‘Happiness Curriculum’ for its school students, with the Dalai Lama gracing the occasion and saying that India can lead the world by uniting the modern and ancient knowledge and help it overcome “negative emotions” of the mankind.
Launching the curriculum for students of nursery up to class 8, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal termed the occasion “historical”. Congratulating Delhi government for its initiative to include ‘Happiness curriculum’ in its schools. “only India has the ability to combine modern education with ancient knowledge which is necessary for the fulfillment of human emotions.”
The Dalai Lama called for the revival of the ancient Indian knowledge in the country of its origin and its subsequent spread across the world including the countries following Buddhism. By reviving this ancient knowledge, India can become the modern Guru.
Education is our topmost priorities. The Centre and other state governments should give one year, focussing on education at a war footing. That there was a need to “overall” the present education system that has not been able to produce “good human being” and added that ‘Happiness Curriculum’ was a “solid step” towards this aim. Deputy Chief Minister and in charge of Education department of Delhi government, Manish Sisodia, who conceived the curriculum, asserted that the experiment might one day spread across the country and the world as well.
The ‘Happiness Curriculum’ including meditation, value education, and mental exercises, was designed and prepared by a team of 40 Delhi government teachers, educators and volunteers over a period of six months. The ministers of Delhi government, besides a large number of teachers and officials of Education Directorate of Delhi government, attended the function.