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Happiness curriculum of Delhi Government

This topic provides information related to Happiness curriculum, an initiative of Delhi Government.

Mahatma Gandhi said “By education, I mean an all-round drawing of the best in child and man in body, mind and spirit”. The primary purpose of education has to be to create happy, confident and fulfilled human beings who will play a meaningful role in society. This is the main moral purpose of Education. This is the most important way to keep the democratic ideals alive in citizens.

Whatever we do is for the sake of happiness. Happiness is the greatest human expression. It can be said that the ultimate aim of all human beings is to achieve happiness in their lives. Across the world, education administrators are realising the need for a happiness or well-being lesson for children. Self-aware, sensitive and emotionally mature children are far more successful owing to their advanced ability to engage in meaningful relationships.

The Delhi government with an aim to to train the young minds to make them happy, confident and content human beings and for developing their personality has launched a new initiative that introduces the 'Happiness curriculum' in schools.

Scope of coverage

The new curriculum has been introduced in over 1,000 Delhi government schools between Nursery and Class 8. The students will have a Happiness period which will be for a duration of 45 minutes.

Scope of curriculum

The new curriculum is based on human-centric education which includes meditation, value education and mental exercises. The entire curriculum will be purely activity-based and no formal examinations will be conducted on it. However, a periodic assessment of children's progress will be made using a happiness index.

Following are the substance of Happiness curriculum:

  • The curriculum is aimed to instil self-awareness.
  • The curriculum is aimed to stimulate good mental health, character, and resilience.
  • The happiness curriculum would improve cognitive ability of the students.
  • The happiness curriculum would reduce anxiety, depression, and intolerance among students.
  • The curriculum also prepares the students to face challenges and find solution to the social problems.


With increasing pressure on students from both parents and teachers to score more marks, this inventiveness of the Government is expected to help the students to cope up with stress and learn for life, not for just a rank. This resonates the spirit of Mahatma Gandhi’s quote "Literary education is of no value, if it is not able to build up a sound character".

For more information, visit http://edudel.gov.in/

Amrita Srivastava Sep 28, 2019 11:59 AM

An educationist by profession and a I have knowledge of yoga and meditation.
Please share curriculum of Happiness Programme which I would share with under privileged students . Please share on my email id -

Best Wishes!

Ruma Agarwal Sep 17, 2019 10:00 AM

Education is no doubt the key of success.
Happiness curriculum is really an amazing and praiseworthy concept. It is one of the steps towards a happy society. It has made us realise that a child can be taught in true sense , if he is happy
stress free and confident of his abilities.
Must be applied all over the country.

Shivakumar Aug 01, 2019 11:39 AM

Wonderful concept in promoting human values leading to happiness .
Please provide me the link to download the cuuriculam.

Mrs.Ezzy Jul 30, 2019 01:45 PM

Is it certificate course? Where one can do this course (mindfulness happiness)?
I want to be a part of it snd introduce it in Mumbai schools n colleges..pls gv details wjo we need to contact.

Sangeeta gupta reiki grandmaster Jul 29, 2019 04:37 PM

It is good initiative but sirs children are born happy and blissful that is why they are called bachcha Bhagwan ka Roop hai. It is the adults who are unhappy about life, relationships and many concerns of their bring sadness in their life. If we have happy parents, happy teachers, happy politicians only then society can transform . Unhappy adults are going to make the happiness curriculum... We need to start by making teachers happy. Osho says Anand Amar jati, utsav Amar gotra. Meaning celebration is my caste and bliss is my gotra.

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