NEW DELHI: Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Thursday said that the 'Happiness Curriculum' will be introduced next week in schools run by the city government. "Our 18,000 teachers will take Happiness Curriculum classes for the students of nursery to Class VIII," Sisodia told reporters.
The government has organised a three-day orientation session for teachers on the curriculum's intent and content.
"The current session is ending today. We will conduct one more orientation session for more teachers, principals and vice-principals. I am sure this will help in curing the increasing trend of depression, anxiety, and intolerance among our youths," Sisodia, who heads the Education portfolio, added.
Students of Delhi government schools will have a 45-minute 'happiness period' which will include meditation, storytelling, question and answer sessions, and value education and mental exercises.