Happiness UTSAV being celebrated by Delhi Govt from 16 to 30 July

  1. The Delhi government has decided to organise a 15-day “Happiness Utsav” across all government schools to celebrate completion of a year of introduction of its happiness curriculum.
  2. The Delhi government launched the Happiness Curriculum in state-run schools in 2018.
  3. The aim of the curriculum is to instil self-awareness, stimulate good mental health, character, and resilience in children and improve cognitive ability of the students.
  4. The curriculum includes meditation, moral values and mental exercises.
  5. The entire curriculum is purely activity-based and no formal examinations are conducted on it. However, a periodic assessment of children’s progress is made using a happiness index.