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Delhi government schools to have 'Happiness Curriculum'

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Government school students in will be taught to be happier, more confident and have greater through introduction of an activity-oriented "Curriculum" for Nursery to Class 8 students from the coming academic session.

Delhi's Manish Sisodia, who also holds the portfolio, made the announcement at the "Excellence in Education" awards ceremony here on Wednesday and stressed that was more important than marks.

"Purpose of for students is not merely to get high marks. system needs to produce happier, confident and self-aware citizens. It is these self-aware citizens who will create a better society.

"Education has to serve a larger moral and societal purpose and can't be looked upon in isolation from the needs of society. Even as we aim for economic equality, we must also strive for equality," he said.

The entire curriculum, he said, would be activity-based and no formal examinations would be there.

However, a periodic assessment of the children's progress will be made using a "Happiness Index".

"The government has formed a team of experts, including government school teachers and principals, to prepare a framework for the curriculum," said Sisodia.



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First Published: Wed, February 07 2018. 22:08 IST