With the happiness curriculum classes bringing about a positive change in the lives of students, the Delhi government has proposed to introduce them for schools under municipal corporations as well.
It was suggested by the Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia in the State Advisory Council’s (SAC) meeting held in January, this year.
There are 1,400 schools under the three corporations teaching upto class V, the Times of India has reported.
The Happiness Curriculum
On 2 July 2018, the Dalai Lama had launched the happiness Curriculum for the students of classes I to VIII in Delhi government schools.
While launching the course, he congratulated the state government for the initiative.
Only India has the ability to combine modern education with ancient knowledge which is necessary for the fulfillment of human emotions.
– Dalai Lama
During the 45-minute class held every day, students participate in storytelling, meditation, value educations, mental exercises and question-answer sessions.
For nursery and KG students, the classes are held twice a week.
— Manish Sisodia (@msisodia) February 2, 2019
It also has 20 stories and 40 activities for the students of classes VI to VIII. An activity, the ‘Gratitude Wall’ teaches students to thank others.
Classes On Indian Constitution
In January, this year, state government decided to start the 10-month-long classes on Constitution of India from 1 July, 2019 in government as well as private schools.
Students of classes VI to XII would participate in constitutional learning on a centrally decided day in a week.
Moreover, parliamentary debates and panel discussion would be conducted every month to help students apply their learning practically.
Improving Quality Of Education
Delhi government has been taking up initiatives in order to impart the quality education to the students.
Last month, it had launched a special curriculum for entrepreneurship for secondary and senior secondary students for the state-run schools from next session.
The curriculum would have no books, examinations or evaluations.
Manish Sisodia said that students need to become job providers and the special curriculum would train them before they begin college. It would also solve the employment problems in the country.
Students of 9th―12th class in Delhi govt schools will learn how to grow an entrepreneurial perspective through #EntrepreneurshipCurriculum!
— Manish Sisodia (@msisodia) February 3, 2019
The AAP-led Delhi government also announced a free-of-cost support to train government school students for NEET and JEE entrance examinations in January 2019.
Under the free coaching, there will be 130 hours of training in the evening for the four subjects – physics, chemistry, biology and mathematics
Additionally, there will be free online test series and course material for studying.
In a bid to enable the government schools to be high-quality alternative to expensive private schools, the state government had launched a course on ‘Spoken English’ in the government schools, in June 2018.