About the Happiness Day
The General Assembly of the United Nations in its resolution 66/281 of 12 July 2012 proclaimed 20 March the International Day of Happiness recognizing the relevance of happiness and well-being as universal goals and aspirations in the lives of human beings around the world and the importance of their recognition in public policy objectives.
Speaking at the High Level Meeting on "Happiness and Well-Being: Defining a New Economic Paradigm" convened during the sixty-sixth session of the General Assembly the Secretary General Ban Ki-moon stated that the world “needs a new economic paradigm that recognizes the parity between the three pillars of sustainable development. Social, economic and environmental well-being are indivisible. Together they define gross global happiness.” The meeting was convened at an initiative of Bhutan, a country which recognized the supremacy of national happiness over national income since the early 1970s and famously adopted the goal of Gross National Happiness over Gross National Product.
This year’s International Day of Happiness is focused on Climate Action for a Happy Planet.
The best way to celebrate this International Day of Happiness is by taking action to alleviate suffering. In this spirit, let us use this occasion to renew a global spirit of solidarity to create a safer, more prosperous and more sustainable future for all.
A Poem Written by Me - May be appropriate for Global Spirit of Solidarity
I am Indian
taught by Divine
I believe in union
with God and his Creation
I guard the ground of my own
that does not mean fight with alien
I help my brothern
does not mean rest of the world I disown
I am ready to help people anywhere
always help neighbours to prosper
I take care of my land's weak labour
its only makes world stronger
Global trade should not mean disaster
competition should not mean human hunger
share your means and live till God's desire
I am an Indian who wants world's welfare
Written on 13 March 2016, Sunday
God - 7 Billion OthersI agree with it. All spiritual people have to take care of others.
Think of 7 Billion Others Also - Think of Making Them Happy
Message of Ban ki Moon for 20 March 2013
Compassion promotes happiness and will help build the future we want.
"On this first International Day of Happiness, let us reinforce our commitment to inclusive and sustainable human development and renew our pledge to help others. When we contribute to the common good, we ourselves are enriched. Compassion promotes happiness and will help build the future we want."
Wikipedia article on the Day
Happiness: A How to Guide
How Can You Celebrate International Day of Happiness?
Updated on 20 March 2016, 19 March 2013