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Sonam Wangchuk, Whose Story Inspired Aamir Khan's Character in '3 Idiots', Attends Delhi School

Sonam Wangchuk is widely known around the world for his invention of the Ice Stupa artificial glaciers. For this he won the prestigious Rolex Award Enterprise in Hollywood in November 2016.(Image: Debashis Sarkar/ News18.com)

Sonam Wangchuk is widely known around the world for his invention of the Ice Stupa artificial glaciers. For this he won the prestigious Rolex Award Enterprise in Hollywood in November 2016.(Image: Debashis Sarkar/ News18.com)

Sonam Wangchuk, who was the inspiration behind Aamir Khan's character in 3 Idiots, and Odisha's Education Minister Samir Ranjan visited a government school in Delhi on Monday to attend a 'happiness class'.

New Delhi: Ladakhi educationist Sonam Wangchuk, who was the inspiration behind Aamir Khan's character in 3 Idiots, and Odisha's Education Minister Samir Ranjan visited a government school in Delhi on Monday to attend a 'happiness class'.

"Education is as much about software as it is about the hardware. Delhi's government school infrastructure is commendable but today I am very impressed by the work being done on children's mental well-being. Governments across states must rise above politics and work towards introducing such programmes," Wangchuk said.

The duo were accompanied by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia during their visit to Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya in West Vinod Nagar.

"What I have genuinely observed today is that children are happy. Happiness Curriculum is helping children concentrate better on their studies. I want to congratulate Mr Sisodia and his government. I will go back to Odisha and speak with my chief minister about implementing this program in our schools," the Samir Ranjan said.

A 45-minute Happiness class is organized daily in the government schools of Delhi. It teaches children to be emotionally strong, increasing confidence and happiness in children. The Delhi government is celebrating a fifteen-day long 'Happiness Utsav' in its schools on completion of an year of the happiness curriculum.

"The Delhi model incorporates best practices from different states, and it would be healthy if all states were to learn from each other. It will help us develop our education system and make our children's future better," Sisodia said.


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