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Happiness added to school curriculum in New Delhi

Happiness added to school curriculum in New Delhi
 
Students practice meditation as part of their happiness curriculum, Delhi, India Murali Krishnan

To help young students cope with stress, government schools across the Indian capital, New Delhi have added a new subject to their schedules: happiness. The class carries no grade and has no textbooks, tests or homework.

This marks a radical shift of emphasis in a country known for its rigid, bookish education system that places much pressure on students to score high marks.

The Delhi government hopes that a more rounded education will mean that knowledge and values will trump the current focus on exam results.

Murali Krishnan attended a happiness class and sends this report.

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