Daily News & Analysis, 1 July 2018
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia met His Holiness The Dalai Lama on Saturday to express his gratitude for accepting the invite to launch the ‘Happiness Curriculum’ in the Delhi government schools on July 2.
The Deputy chief minister took to Twitter on Saturday and posted a series of tweets about his meeting with the Dalai Lama. “Had the honour of meeting His Holiness the Dalai Lama today. Went to thank him for accepting our invitation to launch the ‘Happiness Curriculum’ in Delhi Govt Schools,” he said.
Sisodia also said that he shared all the work done by the AAP government for the curriculum and how it can transform the society. The education minister in another tweet said,”Shared with him all the work we have done in developing the ‘Happiness Curriculum’, and how we feel this can have a transformative impact on our society.”
He also tweeted,”His Holiness the Dalai Lama shared that he felt that teacher training was at the heart of our Education system and was happy to know of our initiative.”
In another tweet, he wrote, “The Dalai Lama said that problems in our world are because human beings are not able to deal with their emotions. Education needs to have modern knowledge, but also impart children an ability to deal with their emotions.”
“The Dalai Lama rightly said that India is the only country in the world that can bring together modern knowledge, technology and ancient knowledge of understanding the mind We hope that we at the Delhi government can play a small part in bringing to life this vision of HH Dalai Lama, through our ‘Happiness Curriculum'”, read another tweet by the deputy CM.