Will creation of ministry of happiness make a difference?Venezuela was the first country in the world to create a 'Ministry of Supreme Social Happiness' way back in the year 2013. During those days the country had an inflation of about 50% and the people were suffering from chronic shortages of basic goods like staple foods. However, the country dropped from 20th happiest in the world in 2013, to 23rd happiest in the world in 2015.
Later, a Ministry of Happiness was created in UAE in February 2016 and Ohood Khalfan Al Roumi was appointed as the first Minister of Happiness.
Following the suit, a Ministry of Happiness was created in Madhya Pradesh, which is one of India's poorest and most rural states with a high suicide rate among farmers. The Ministry was supposed to be responsible for happiness and tolerance of its citizens and one of the announced functions was to rope in psychologists to counsel people on how to be always happy.
Will creation of ministry of happiness make a difference?