Delhi Government is now planning to introduce a “happiness curriculum” in State Government-run schools for the students of nursery to class eight from upcoming academic session.
While addressing an event, Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Manish Sisodia said, “The Delhi government has commissioned a team of experts, including school teachers, which is preparing a framework for the happiness curriculum.”
“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,” he said.
“Education has to serve a larger moral and societal purpose and cannot be looked at in isolation from the needs of society. Even as we aim for economic equality, we must strive for ‘happiness equality’ as well,” Sisodia added.
Sisodia, also appealed to teachers and students of government schools in the capital to come forward and assist the government in developing the happiness curriculum.