Want some help working on your happiness? At that point Madhya Pradesh could be the state to be in.
MP Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Thursday declared that MP will soon have a ministry for joy, turning into the main state in the nation to do as such.
Contending that worldly possessions and development through statistics is not the only measure of happiness, the chief minister said the ministry will work towards keeping people genuinely happy.
Chouhan made the announcement at the BJP state executive meeting at the party headquarters in Bhopal, saying the idea came from Bhutan’s gross national happiness (GNH) index.
According to the concept of GNH, there are four pillars that will lead to a healthy index – good governance, sustainable socio-economic development, cultural preservation, and environmental conservation.
It is calculated based on nine parameters which include psychological wellbeing, health, education, living standards and cultural diversity among others.
The meeting was inaugurated by state BJP in-charge and national vice-president Vinay Sahasrabuddhe and was the first meeting after state BJP president Nandkumar Singh Chauhan was re-elected BJP president.
During the inaugural speech, Vinay Sahasrabuddhe told delegates that the achievements of the Union and state governments have to be taken to the people effectively.
While listing out the party’s achievements, Sahasrabuddhe erroneously said the government had invited inflation (mehengai ko nimantran), when he meant it had reigned in inflation (mehengai par niyantran). He was, however, quick to correct the gaffe.