CRISP NGO is dedicated to the cause of Child Rights and Shared Parenting since 2008. We are a pro-family and pro-life organization; our aims, objectives and goals are based on research findings & our mission is to promote family harmony in the society & take up issues pertaining to public interest.
The United Nation in the General assembly had passed a resolution in 2012 to declare March 20th every year as International Day of Happiness. This in in pursuit of Happiness and well-being in development with a view to guiding their public policies, Conscious that the pursuit of Happiness is a fundamental human goal. To be happy is the birth right of all human beings Unfortunately in India the challenges of human life & the pressure in family life and career stress has brought down the level of Happiness from the past 2 decades as per studies.
India ranks 117 out of 158 nations on global happiness index as per the studies done by the Earth Institute at Columbia University
Here are some of the facts about Bhutan in dealing with the subject of Happiness:
Bhutan measures prosperity by gauging its citizen’s happiness levels. The Gross National Happiness (GNH) is a praiseworthy approach to development which measures the spiritual, physical, cultural, social and environmental health of its citizens and natural environment.
In 1972, Bhutan instituted a “Gross National Happiness Index” that surveys the level of happiness in the country, and in recent years,Thailand and the United Kingdom have tried out similar happiness projects. Some countries like UAE have gone ahead and appointed a happiness minister.
Choosing To Be Happy & Happiness Strategy
1. Count your blessings – Look around you and appreciate what is already there, what you’ve already achieved, and express your gratitude for it.
2. Cultivate optimism- View challenges and setbacks as opportunities for growth. By looking for the positive in these situations.
3. Stop comparing with other people – Comparing yourself with others is a meaningless exercise, the most important thing is to accept yourself for who you are, with all your positive qualities as well as your darker side.
4. Practise acts of kindness- Doing something good for a friend, colleague, family member or even a total stranger, without wanting anything in return, will automatically produce serotonin in our brain. And that’s our ‘happiness hormone’
5. Nurture relationships- The people that are happiest are those that have intense and meaningful relationships. By investing time and energy in strengthening your relationships (and of course by enjoying them) you will not only become Happier, but you will also live longer! High correlation of loving relationship especially with parents means later well being.
6. Develop strategies for coping-Just as the sun doesn’t shine all the year round, rain and stormy weather are also part of life. So it’s a good idea to take an umbrella with you if you’re expecting bad weather,
7. Learn to forgive in your own interest-Being angry with someone (or even worse, despising someone), and allowing your thoughts to be dominated by that person, will have a negative impact on your immune system.
8. Do more activities that truly engage you, a busy person doesn’t have time to worry- Have you ever experienced moments when you are so preoccupied with a task that you become totally absorbed in what it is you’re doing?
9. Practise spirituality -People who are religious or who practise spirituality are generally happier. They enjoy a feeling of deeper connection with life on earth and outside it (whatever form that may take). And this often results in the conviction that we are here to ‘fulfil a task’..
10. Take care of your body -A healthy body is a breeding ground for spirituality (your life goal), for emotional energy (your feelings), practising yoga and meditation is helpful.
Being Happy is a choice!
Some tips & solutions to make life better & enhance our Happiness.
1. We suggest the Government of India on the Eve of International Happiness Day “to create a separate ministry for Happiness” which will survey, monitor & conduct scientific studies & take steps to enhance the citizens level of Happiness by following the model of Bhutan which is known as “Gross National Happiness -GNH”
2. Let’s teach the art of contentment to children in schools & education ministry to make a compulsory subject up to High school on the subject of Happiness backed by good morals & family values so that the children catch the virtues of being happy when they are young & the next generation will be more happy than our present generation.
3. Don’t run behind money Let’s all vow to change our self first and educate society that money cannot guarantee Happiness, and spending money on others will make you more happy.
4. Let’s all work for Public policy to reduce poverty and support a strong middle class greatly which affects Happiness levels so there is urgent need for social security schemes for poor and down trodden and senior citizens.
5. Government to undertake studies on Human psychology & the reasons for stress in day to day life for men , women and children & take necessary steps on that count & to control the mental depression, growing suicides & HRD ministry should be pro-active in this regard.
6. Above all let’s create awareness that 20th March is International Happiness Day and start the debate in various forum about the factors responsible for Happiness.
We humbly request our media friends to kindly bring this awareness on the eve of International Happiness Day .our efforts are to educate the system and go back to our roots of Indian value system after all India was one of the happiest country centuries ago and now have fallen to 117th rank we the people should change our mindset and priorities and make our self happy. A happy person will have a happy family , A happy family is a backbone of happy Nation.
CRISP is grateful to our today’s celebrity speakers who are intellectuals with tremendous experience of life . Their input on the subject is a treasure for us. We extend our thanks for their valuable advice and message .
1. Kumar jahgirdar – President -CRISP NGO & Social Activist.
2. Sudha Baragur – Renowned Humorist & RJ
3. Shobha Naidu – Renowned Harikatha Vidwan
4. Yogesh Master – Renowned Kannada Author.