International Day of Happiness celebrated

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International Day of Happiness celebrated

International Day of Happiness celebrated

(Abu Dhabi) – The UAE people joined other peoples of the world in observing the International Day of Happiness, which falls on March 20th each year.
The UAE leadership has placed the welfare, well-being, stability and happiness of Emirati citizens at the heart of its policies, plans and strategies and these consistent and tireless efforts have paid off with international organisations specialised in human development giving the UAE top marks in indices of happiness and satisfaction.
In the recent structural shake-up in the federal Government, the largest since the country was founded, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, created a Minister of State for Happiness, the first of its kind in the region and one of the few in the world, who will have the responsibility to “align and drive government policy to create social good and satisfaction”.
“We’ve introduced the post of Minister of State for Happiness, whose primary mission is to harmonise all government plans, programmes and policies to achieve a happier society,” His Highness Sheikh Mohammed tweeted.
Sheikh Mohammed underscored that the short-term future will have different national priorities. “We have a number of priorities to address, such as youth, knowledge development, community development, climate change, future trends, and the post-oil phase. We will develop new innovative mechanisms to address them. Our real success will be measured by people’s satisfaction, what make their lives easier, because the post [of Minister of State for Happiness] is a responsibility in front of Allah and the people, and everyone is responsible.”
“We want a government that works on building the skills of its people, aside from providing services, a government focused on putting the happiness of citizens at the forefront of its priorities,” Sheikh Mohammed continued.
(Courtesy WAM)