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Dalai Lama launches ‘Happiness Curriculum’

Dalai Lama launches ‘Happiness Curriculum’

New Delhi, July 2 (UNI) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Monday launched the “Happiness Curriculum” in the school education in Delhi Government schools and urged the people to respect human values and sentiments to generate “happiness” among all to further establish peace, harmony and discard hatred, jealousy and violence.

The Dalai Lama was speaking after launching the revolutionary initiative - “Happiness Curriculum” in the school education in all Delhi Government schools at a function organised by Directorate of Education and State Council of Research and Training at Thyagraj Stadium here.

The Dalai Lama also released the Happiness Curriculum document on the occasion.

Appreciating the efforts of Delhi Government to initiate the “Happiness Curriculum”, he underlined the need for combining ancient and modern knowledge in order to give real and useful knowledge to the students in educational institutions.

India has the capacity to combine ancient and modern knowledge to present to the rest of the world for making a better world with happy, knowledgeable and kind-hearted human beings, he added.

The Dalai Lama also said that if India can combine the ancient and modern knowledge, it can deliver peace and harmony.

In his address, he recalled the glory of Indian history especially in education and said, “Tibetans are the “chelas” of Indian knowledge and spiritualism and they are the loyal chelas.”

On the occasion, the Dalai Lama blessed Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia by offering angvastra and mementos.

Mr Kejriwal was the chief guest while Mr Sisodia was guest of honour. Labour Minister Gopal Rai, Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot, SC/ST Welfare Minister Rajendar Pal Gautam, a large number of MLAs, senior officers, Principals, heads of schools and teachers were also present.

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