CJI proposes happiness classes in judicial academies

first_imgNEW DELHI: Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi on Wednesday said that the judicial academies and other schools across the country can also have happiness classes like Delhi government schools.Speaking at the concluding ceremony of Delhi government’s 15-day long ‘happiness utsav’ to mark the first year of the implementation of happiness curriculum in its schools, the CJI said, “As the chief justice of the country, I was thinking yesterday, if I have a happy lot of people in this country, my problem of litigation will be over. There will be no cases because everyone will be happy.” Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”I have seriously thought about it but I’ve not shared it yet with my colleagues. But perhaps we can have something like happiness classes in our judicial academies as well… At the end of the day if we are negative and we are not happy we won’t be able to contribute for the country,” Justice Gogoi said. He said that there is a serious problem of “unhappiness” among the younger generation. “It makes the curriculum even more important altogether. The concept is brilliant. Catch them when they are young and teach them how to be happy,” Gogoi said, adding the curriculum should be taught in the schools of other states as well. The “Happiness Curriculum” launched by the Delhi government focuses on holistic education by including meditation, value education and mental exercises in the conventional education curriculum. It has been introduced for the students of Nursery to Class 8 in government schools. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchings”It was a brilliant concept to have happiness classes. We can explore the same in our judicial academies as well. I am yet to consult my colleagues, but I am sure we can introduce it across judicial academies after hearing students from the audience share their learnings,” he said. “This is very important considering India’s ranking on the Happiness Index has dropped to 140, while last year it was at 133. Similar modules have been adopted in 12 other countries,” he added.last_img read more

Alberta mom served cleaning solution instead of latte McDonalds says sorry

first_imgLETHBRIDGE, Alta. – A southern Alberta mother who is pregnant with her third child says she was served a cleaning agent from a McDonald’s restaurant instead of the latte she ordered.Sarah Douglas says she was taking her son to a baseball tournament Sunday morning in Lethbridge when they stopped at the drive-through for the coffee.When she took a sip she knew something was wrong and pulled over to spit out the beverage.Douglas says when she returned to the restaurant to complain a staff member told her that two cleaning lines were hooked up to the latte machine.She then contacted Alberta Health Services’ Health Link and was transferred to poison control.A spokeswoman for McDonald’s issued an apology on behalf of Dan Brown, the restaurant franchisee.Douglas says she wanted to share her experience to ensure that this never happens again.“As a mother, I want to make sure I have voice and that I’m being heard in terms of the safety of consumers, and how (alleged) negligence can affect people in such a drastic way,” she said.Alberta Health Services says public health officers are investigating.McDonald’s says a health inspector has visited the restaurant and is not investigating further.“What happened is that the machine was being cleaned — as it is every morning. Unfortunately, the milk supply line was connected to the cleaning solution while this guest’s drink was made,” Brown said in a statement.“We have taken immediate action to review the proper cleaning procedures with the team and have put additional signage up as an added reminder.” (Lethbridge News Now)last_img read more

Robert Lepage says controversial SLAV play reworked and rewritten

first_imgMONTREAL — Renowned Quebec director Robert Lepage says his previously cancelled play about black slavery has been rewritten and reworked before it is presented once again on stage next month.Lepage published a long public letter today in which he acknowledges what he calls his clumsiness and misjudgments in his early production of “SLAV,” which drew the ire of black activists for its alleged racial insensitivity.The play included a mostly white cast picking cotton and singing black slave songs and was cancelled following a brief run last summer during the Montreal International Jazz Festival.Activists protested outside the theatre and accused Lepage of appropriating black pain for profit.Lepage says in his letter that he met the group of activists and opened an important dialogue about the concept of cultural appropriation.He says he invited a member of the group to rehearsals of SLAV to witness changes made to the show before it is remounted across Quebec in 2019.The Canadian Presslast_img read more