The Happiness Curriculum was launched in the government schools of Delhi in 2018. For this curriculum, teaching handbooks were given to the teachers indicating all the concepts and activities to be a part of the classroom teaching.
The flagship programme of the Delhi government is going all around for its uniqueness. This programme is aimed at developing a sound understanding towards education process in its entirety.
There are many state governments which have shown their interest in this flagship programme of the Delhi government. The governments from Tamilnadu, Jharkhand and Telangana have shown their interest in this programme but they have not adapted it in their institutions as of now.
Andhra Pradesh has become the first state that is going to launch this programme in its schools. However, the state will not launch it as it is in Delhi but it will make it state specific to cater to the needs of their own state. According to Satyanarayana, the state’s curriculum coordinator, Andhra Pradesh, the handbooks of the Happiness Curriculum have already been translated to Telugu so that the teachers can understand the underlying objectives of this programme.
Talking to a media house, he also said, “We have a core team of 35, comprising teachers, lecturers from DIET (District Institute of Education and Training) centres, education advisors and state officials, who are working on content creation. We are planning to retain 30% of the content from Delhi’s curriculum and develop the rest according to our cultural context, needs and capabilities. We have completed content for the first 12 weeks of teaching.”