Math often seems tough and is a clever subject. English is often interesting but comes with its own set of grammar-related challenges. Geography and History are laborious and, Science a clever puzzle of sorts. Regional languages require a lot of rigour.
The Indian school student is a rare species. He’s to contend with tons of challenges. The surprise tests and unit tests being a constant pain, the board examinations determine the future path and what lays ahead. Interestingly, among the challenges that stifle the young students, the parents also happen to contribute their part of the worry.
Their job- when not sweating about whether the child has prepared well for the forthcoming exams- is often about comparing their ward with those of the others. “Why can’t you be good in Math like Mr Sharma’s son?” “Why on earth can’t you score well in Geography like Mrs Kapoor’s daughter?”
That’s the life of an Indian student. Amidst all these ‘mind-boiling’ troubles- it’s a heartening change to note that a new subject has been incorporated in the school’s curriculum and do you know what that is- Happiness!
Yes, you read that right. The Indian students will now be taught several techniques and practices to learn the key to life- happiness, what else?
In some of the government-run and administered schools in India’s capital city- New Delhi- happiness has found its way among the laborious academic curriculums that are otherwise, only straddled with Math, Geography, Science, Computer, English and other subjects.
It’s nice to know that the schools- the basic foundation for a young bright one, a child’s temple of learning is imparting what could be correctly called the most important tenet of one’s life.
In an interesting feature story, widely read on popular American media platform CNN, the subject was covered widely.