Gross Happiness is also important along with GDP : Pranab Mukherjee

Published: Sep 06, 2019, 08:34 IST | mid-day online correspondent | New Delhi

He was speaking at the launch of Delhi Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Manish Sisodia's book titled 'Shiksha' on Teachers' Day on Thursday

Former President Pranab Mukherjee in Delhi: The world today is not merely talking about Gross Domestic Product (GDP), world wants more. Pic/ANI
Former President Pranab Mukherjee in Delhi: The world today is not merely talking about Gross Domestic Product (GDP), world wants more. Pic/ANI

New Delhi: On Thursday, Pranab Mukherjee, the Former President stated in New Delhi that Gross Happiness is no less important than Gross Domestic Product (GDP), and its basic foundation is education. "The world today is not merely talking about Gross Domestic Product, the world wants more. A new concept has come that GDP is important but side by side Gross Happiness is also important and its basic foundation is education," stated Pranab Mukherjee.

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According to news agency, ANI, the former President was speaking at the launch of Delhi Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Manish Sisodia's book titled 'Shiksha' in New Delhi on Teachers' Day on Thursday. On the occasion, Pranab Mukherjee greeted teachers and stated that students should be encouraged to ask questions. He also thanked Sisodia for his book saying, "I thank you for writing a book not for research scholars but for ordinary teachers and practitioners in the field of education. A book like this is important during a time like this and it will be beneficial for teachers, officials and educators."

With inputs from ANI

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