Madhya Pradesh govt eyes to introduce ‘happiness’ subject in school syllabus
The Madhya Pradesh government is considering introducing ‘happiness’ as a subject in the syllabus of its high school and higher secondary school classes from the next academic session, an official said on Friday.A draft of the books on the subject for Classes 9 to 12 is almost ready, CEO of the Rajya Anand Sansthan (state happiness department), Akhilesh Argal. In 2016, Madhya Pradesh became the first state in the country to set up a happiness department.“In November (last year), 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,” he said.