‘Happiness’ subject to be started in Madhya Pradesh high schools by the MP government

‘Happiness’ subject to be started

Introducing happiness as a subject in the syllabus will be a great initiative by the Madhya Pradesh government. They will be adding it to the syllabus for higher secondary school classes from the next academic session. In the year 2016, the MP government was the first one in the country to set up a happiness department. The draft for the books is ready for classes 9 to 12.

Akhilesh Argal, CEO of the Rajya Anand Sansthan (state happiness department) said, “In November 2021, we gave a presentation on the subject to 80-odd teachers or trainers here. The following month, we interacted with 80 students from Classes 9 to 12 for five days and discussed the happiness book draft. Their response to the subject was very encouraging.”

Argal added that the MP School Education Department, All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE), and others organisations are helping them on the project.

“After giving final touches to the books, they will be sent to the State Council of Education Research and Training (SCERT) for clearance,” he added.

Madhya Pradesh will be the first to roll out happiness subject in the schools. It will be mandatory for classes 9 to 12, Agral said. He further elaborated, During Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s interaction with chief ministers from BJP-ruled states at Varanasi in December last year, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan had given a presentation on the works initiated by the Rajya Anand Sansthan and the state’s plan to introduce happiness as a subject in school syllabus.