International Happiness Day

Start Date: 
Monday, 20 March 2023
Start Time: 
11:15 am
Aditya Hall

On the vivacious occasion of the International Day of Happiness, the Department of Psychology at IIS (deemed to be University) organized an uplifting event to celebrate the essence of joy and well-being. The event was specifically designed for the students enrolled in the U.G. Honors and P.G. programs, aiming to promote positive emotions, foster connections, and enhance their overall happiness. The session commenced with a cheerful atmosphere, excitement filled the air as the event began with an introduction by the psychology department faculty, emphasizing the significance of happiness in

life and the importance of cultivating positive emotions. To kick start the activity, the organizers arranged a delightful activity called "Snowballing." In this

exercise, each student was given a small piece of paper on which they were instructed to write a positive remark about any other student randomly chosen. The students eagerly participated, carefully crafting heartfelt compliments and uplifting messages for their peers. This exercise not only encouraged students to appreciate and recognize the strengths of their fellow classmates but also helped create a supportive and encouraging environment. The atmosphere then shifted into a vibrant and harmonious mood as the students engaged in a "Jamming Session” wherein the students united their voices and hummed their favorite songs together.

The joyous notes intertwined, blending into a harmonious chorus, representing the beauty of collaboration and shared experiences. As the event drew towards its conclusion, the organizers orchestrated a grand finale in the form of a lively dance party. The room transformed into a dance floor adorned with dazzling lights, pulsating music, and infectious energy. The students, fueled by the happiness and positive emotions cultivated

throughout the day, let loose, and danced their hearts out. Laughter filled the air as they grooved to the rhythm, celebrating life and their shared experience of joy.

The event not only provided a platform for spreading positivity and uplifting one another but also facilitated the building of lasting connections and a sense of belonging within the student community. As the students left the event with smiles on their faces and hearts filled with happiness, they carried with them the valuable lessons learned about the transformative power of positive emotions and the importance of fostering a supportive and uplifting environment. This celebration of happiness served as a reminder that happiness is not merely an individual pursuit but a collective endeavor that flourishes when shared with others.