International Day of Happiness: A healthy world is a happy world

| Sunday, March 20, 2016 - 16:57
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'A healthy world is a happy world'

New Delhi: “Happiness cannot be travelled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.” -Denis Waitley

March 20 marks the International Happiness Day. In 2012, The United Nations (UN) created the International Day of Happiness which is a worldwide celebration that promotes happiness as a goal for all human beings. It is coordinated by Action for Happiness, a non-profit movement of people from 160 countries, supported by a partnership of like-minded organisations.

To commemorate the occasion, UN Secretary-General announced 'Red' as the UN honorary ambassador. The campaign is a joint partnership between Sony Pictures Entertainment, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and UN Foundation. The initiative is to encourage the general public to make the Angry Birds happy by taking actions on climate change.

Starting March 21, 'Red' will go on a 'virtual world tour' to help people take notice of the various ways in which climate change can be fought. The mighty bird will also fly to Paris where, in December, several nations signed a historic agreement to tackle climate change.

Happiness is a spirit in oneself, a celebration and strength within, which inspires us to have peace, positivity and a clear sense of mind. Happiness is not hard to acquire, one just needs to feel happiness within. 

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