The Buddhist spiritual leader and a Nobel Peace Laureate, His Holiness the Dalai Lama is now set to unveil a ‘Happiness Curriculum’ designed to be taught for around 8,00,000 students in Delhi Government schools. The Deputy Chief Minister for Delhi announced the news at a press conference on Wednesday.
Deputy CM, Manish Sisodia told the reporters that a ‘happiness curriculum’ to be taught to students from Nursery to class VIII in around 1000 schools under the Delhi government is ready for implementation and the spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama will be launching the curriculum on July 2 this year.
“The curriculum is ready and it will be launched by the Dalai Lama on July 2. The curriculum will be taught to around eight lakh students from Nursery up to Class VIII students of all the government schools from this July,” Sisodia told reporters at a press meeting in New Delhi on Wednesday.
According to the Deputy CM, 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 AAP minister explained that around 35-40 experts worked on developing this curriculum from the beginning of this year. Delhi Government had formed the team of experts, including school teachers and principals.
The happiness curriculum is reported to be introduced in Delhi’s Government schools from the coming academic session. This introduction is a realisation of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s long preached message that stressed on the need of a change in the education system by including education of the heart in contrary to the existing system that strongly stressed upon materialism.