The 'Happiness curriculum' was launched by Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal in the presence of deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia and the Dalai Lama.
This curriculum will be added for 45 minutes in the daily schedule of an individual.
Welcoming the curriculum, the Dalai Lama said, "only India has the ability to combine modern education with ancient knowledge which is necessary for fulfillment of human emotions."
Chief Minister Kejriwal termed this curriculum as a landmark in the history of the education sector. The curriculum will be taught to students from nursery to class 8.
Deputy chief minister and in-charge of Education department of Delhi government, Manish Sisodia, who conceived the curriculum said, "Through this course, we will harness the value system within our students, and teach them how to remain happy, and through this initiative, we'll see how in the next generation, the number of terrorist and corrupt people will tend to decrease rapidly."
The Delhi government in the recent months have taken many initiatives in order to promote education for the under privileged people.
Speaking to Democracy News Live, Vandana Verma, a trainer for English vocational studies at government schools said, "The 'Happiness curriculum' is a much needed initiative. There is a lack in the activities happening in government-run schools as they have more of textual studies. Unlike private schools, government school students cannot facilitate counselling sessions.
Thus, it is a good measure to avail the students with moral values and self development curriculum irrespective of their social belongings. The initiatives undertaken by the Delhi government including Mission Buniyaad and the summer english speaking courses along with the 'happiness curriculum' will guide the students to learn appropriate ethics and code of conducts that will help them excel globally. It is a novel concept."
It is yet to seen that how how will this course be taught and what will be taught. Also, do we have trained teachers to teach such a curriculum?