As a group of students from National Public School, Koramangala, we came together with the goal of making the world a happier place to live in. As we observed the news and talked to people around us, we realized that a lot of people were not happy. So, we started a project called ‘Happiness Agents’ to spread joy and kindness.
We believe that happiness is not just about material things, it’s about the simple things we do that make a difference in someone’s life. By giving our time, emotions, and kindness, we can make the world a happier place. As the famous quote by Mahatma Gandhi goes, “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”
There are a lot of things you can give and it will not cost you anything.
Your Emotions, Your Time, Your Kindness is what matters! You can make your house help or your driver happy just by saying ‘Thank You’ or talk to them in their own languages. You can spend some time with your grandparents by reading a story book with them or just play a board game with the kids of your helps’. It doesn’t have to be a physical thing. A hug, a high five or just a smile might make someone else’s day. Things that you no longer use and others will probably have more use for than you do.
To start our mission, we began with the younger kids in our school.
We wanted to begin with younger kids so they can learn early and teach others when they become older. We wanted them to become “Happiness Agents” and start creating a ripple effect. They had to create a “Happiness Event” which could be anything you do to make others happy. They had to record this in a “Happiness Tracker” to make this a habit. We also kept a “Happiness Collection Point” and a donation box where everyone could keep things they don’t need so that it go for charity. We showed them how the uniforms they had donated at the end of the year brought smiles to hundreds of underprivileged children.
The response we received from the children was heartwarming.
When we collected the trackers and saw how happy they were handing these to us! Reading some of their messages had our hearts brimming with joy and happiness. It said: “I went for a walk with my grandma when she was lonely”, “I made chapati with my mother”, “I made a kite with my friend, though I wanted to run and play to make her happy”, “I got a box of crayons for my driver’s son”, “I gave a hug to my help for cooking dinner”, “I shared my chocolates with the security guards”. Our happiness knew no bound. We had made a small start.
As we continue our journey, we invite everyone to become a Happiness Agent.
Spread joy, kindness, and positivity wherever you go. As the Dalai Lama once said, “Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.” So, let’s take action and make the world a happier place, one kind gesture at a time.
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Explore our website to learn more about our programs, get inspired by success stories, and find out how you can get involved. Together, we can spark a dream and help every child reach their full potential.