“Be Mindful. Be Grateful. Be Kind” is the theme behind the International Day of Happiness celebrations on the 20th March, where 25 Auro Sakhis and volunteer women participated with joy and pomp.
Happiness is a fundamental human goal. The International Day of Happiness is a day to be happy, and the United Nations has designated the International Day of Happiness as a way to recognise the importance of happiness in the lives of people worldwide.
Besides feeling good, positive emotions do good things for our brains and bodies. They lower stress hormones, help ease anxiety and depression, and improve our immune system. Feeling some positive emotions every day significantly affects our happiness and well-being.
In the first part of the program, an emphasis was placed on the importance of happiness as a goal of humanity and as a fundamental human right. Additionally, discussions on promoting well-being emphasised the importance of mental and physical well-being while encouraging individuals to improve their happiness.
Activities like blowing the colours and joint handball raising focused on the benefits of happiness and its impact on individuals, communities, and nations.
A topic of discussion was devoted to the pursuit of happiness, whether it comes from acts of kindness, community service, or personal well-being.
In addition, the program led participants toward identifying areas of improvement in their lives where they can improve their happiness and well-being.
It was on this day that the Auro Sakhis learned many things, such as expressing their talents, working together in a group, and having fun while forgetting about their problems, sorrows, and troubles.