Less than a month after Delhi government's 'Happiness Curriculum' was implemented in government schools across the national capital, some private schools and colleges have expressed their interest into it. Although the city administration does not have any plan for its extension but they are willing to extend all kind of support to such institutes in this regard. The 'Happiness Curriculum' for government schools was launched by the Delhi government on July 2 and was implemented from July 15. Under this programme, students have a 45-minute 'happiness period' which includes storytelling, meditation, question and answer sessions, value education and mental exercises.
"It has only been a month since its launch, but the response is great. We were approached by about 50 private schools and colleges which want to take the curriculum into their system," head of the 'Happiness Committee' which designed the Curriculum, Rajesh Kumar, said.
"We had a meeting about the extension to the private institutes, but we planned to go slow. Our priority will be government schools first," Kumar, who is also the Principal of District Institute of Education and Training (DIET), Daryaganj, said.
The 'Happiness Curriculum' is for students between class nursery and Class 8 of government schools. It has been prepared by a team of 40 Delhi government teachers, educators and volunteers over a period of six months.
The curriculum was launched by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal with the Dalai Lama on his side.