“Happiness is a choice. You can choose to be happy. There is bound to be stress in life, but it is our choice whether we let go of it or let it affect us.”
The pursuit of happiness is a fundamental human goal. The General Assembly of the United Nations in its resolution 66/281 of 12 July 2012 proclaimed 20th March as 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.

This theme of Happiness Day 2022 focuses upon three basic factors of attaining happiness. Keep Calm: Keeping cool and calm in every situation is the key to satisfaction and happiness. Stay Wise: In tough circumstances, wise steps lead to success. Be Kind: Be kind to others in their needs, mistakes and errors.

During the challenging times of the pandemic, Vikhe Patil Memorial School, Pune, under the able leadership of our ever enthusiastic and innovative Principal, Ms Mrinalini Ma’am, came up with a novel idea of celebrating special occasions online to open doors and build the morale of students by providing them the platform of “Perform To Transform”.

As part of the special celebration of International Day of Happiness, on 20th March 2022 Std. IX B presented their assembly in a very special way. Happiness being the most needed factor during this challenging times was highlighted through a prayer on serenity, followed by a few facts on happiness. A dance performance complemented the topic along with some students sharing “What Makes each of them happy”. Small random acts of kindness highlighting the reasons to make people happy were enacted, which was followed by a violin recital of the national anthem which concluded the day’s celebrations.

The planning and execution of the programme started in the month of June. Students thoroughly enjoyed every step of the making of this programme and upheld the values of equality, gender sensitivity, democracy and respect, which are core values of the school.

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