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Meghalaya minister visits Delhi school to understand 'Happiness Classes'

NEW DELHI: To understand the "Happiness Classes" and study the Delhi education model, Meghalaya Education Minister Lahkmen Rymbui visited the Delhi government's Sarvodaya Bal Vidyalaya, Rouse Avenue on Wednesday morning along with Delhi Deputy chief minister and Education Minister Manish Sisodia. "I will send my officers to understand how to adapt Happiness Curriculum in Meghalaya," said the Education Minister Rymbui.

Rymbui said, "This (Delhi government) school has one of the best infrastructures I have seen. The teachers are very good. The Delhi government's "Happiness Class" is very important for the youth of today. I have come here to see how we could replicate this in Meghalaya. I have formed a taskforce to revise the state curriculum framework. I have come to see whether this could be replicated there or if it could be modified based on our own culture and identities. I came with an open mind to learn, and I will share what I have learnt with my officers. I will also send my officers here to understand the curriculum."

The Meghalaya Education Minister attended a mindfulness class under the "Happiness Curriculum" and was impressed by the quality and training of the teachers conducting Happiness classes in Delhi government schools. Commenting on his experience in the Delhi government school, Rymbui said, "Every government has its own issues due to fund constraints and everything cannot be done together. But I am very happy after seeing what I did today (Wednesday). From my interactions with teachers and children today, I feel this needs to be replicated in other parts of the country. Children should learn how to face the issues of today. The Happiness class I visited shows the quality of the teachers we have. It is very easy to say we have launched a Happiness Class, but it is important that 'Happiness' is being imbibed by the students."

After the visit, Deputy CM Manish Sisodia said, "We are celebrating the first year of the launch of the Happiness Curriculum through a 15 day festival called "Happiness Utsav". Our teachers and students were glad they could interact with the Minister and exchange ideas about the models of education in the two states. We have to grow together as a nation. Our financial systems, our education systems are integrated and have to advance together."

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