The AAP dispensation on Wednesday announced introduction of a “happiness curriculum” in Delhi’s government schools from the coming academic session.
The “happiness curriculum” is ready and it will be launched by the Dalai Lama on July 2, deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia said.
“The curriculum will be taught to around eight lakh students from nursery up to Class VIII students of all government schools from July,” Sisodia said.
The final draft of the curriculum was approved at a meeting chaired by Sisodia, who is also the education minister in the Kejriwal government.
The curriculum will include meditation, moral values and mental exercises and its core idea is to produce “sarvagun sampann” (versatile) “professionals and human beings who could serve the society with happiness”, the minister said.
“After 10 years or more, these children will become professionals like doctors and engineers filled with happiness and serve the society,” he said.
The work on the curriculum was started from January and a team of 35-40 experts worked on it.>