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Education is the basic foundation of happiness in the country, says Former President Pranab Mukherjee

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Pranab Mukherjee

At the launch of Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia’s book titled ‘Shiksha’, the former President of India, Pranab Mukherjee said that education in India is as important as the GDP of the country. It is the foundation for happiness of the people.

“The world today is not merely talking about gross domestic product (GDP), the world wants more”, Mukherjee said while speaking at the launch.

Adding further he said, “A new concept has come that GDP is important side by side the GHP [gross happiness product]. Happiness is important and the basic foundation of that happiness is education,” the former president said.”

Praising the Delhi deputy minister, Mukherjee said that the book is important as it is based on Sisodia’s experiences as the education minister of the Delhi government.

Greeting people on Teachers Day, Pranab Mukherjee also said that students should be encouraged to ask questions.

The book Shiksha, portrays the journey of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said Manish Sisodia in revolutionising education in Delhi.

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