The Hindi edition of ‘My Green School’ i.e. Mera Vidyanandalay, translated by Dr. Rajsri and Dr. Saurabh, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, JKUT, was released by Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Education Minister of India. The book is based on the work of Shri T. S. Powdyel, former Education Minister of Bhutan in which Bhutan’s experience and the role of educational institutions in achieving the Gross National Happiness is discussed. Shri Dharmendra Pradhan in his address said that school education is the right unit to inculcate the concept of happiness and create the contended and happy human beings. He complimented Shri. Powdyel and translators as well as Prof. RK Sinha, Vice-Chancellor, SMVD University and Dr. Prabhat Pankaj, Director, Jaipuria Institute of Management, Jaipur and Shreevats Jaipuria Chairman Jaipuria institutions for providing support.
Shri Pradhan said that in view of reviving the education system, this book should be taken up in all the schools and discussed thoroughly across the academic sections in India. Dr. Powdyel, thanked Shri Dharmendra Pradhan for his dedication to the cause of education and said that this book in hindi is a new beginning for expanding the concept of happiness i.e. eight kinds of greenery in the life of the school for making a happy nation. Dr. Saurabh said that the book shall provide the basis for the thinking and action for the educators, implementers and policymakers in designing the seat of learning that shall focus on developing citizens who are internally happy and productive. Prof. Ravindra Kr. Sinha, VC, SMVDU, conveyed his best wishes to the translators. Dr. Prabhat Pankaj expressed his gratitude and provided an excerpt of his learning of the concept of gross national happiness in Bhutan. The book has been published by Bloomsbury Publications.