DUBAI / WAM
Ohood bint Khalfan Al Roumi, Minister of State for Happiness, has met representatives of the media to speak about the government’s efforts to promote happiness in the UAE.
She highlighted that these efforts build on the legacy of the country’s founding fathers and the approach they have been pursuing since the country was established in 1971.
She was speaking in a meeting with editors-in-chief of local newspapers and social media activists about UAEâ€™s first National Programme of Happiness which was launched last month by the cabinet.
The minister said that promoting happiness has been a culture in the UAE since it was established by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who prioritised national well-being and people’s welfare.
Al Roumi noted that the UAE, under its leadership continues to pursue and enhance this approach with initiatives and policies.
The government, she noted, is establishing a new experience in this field as happiness is a subject of research and can be measured using scientific tools.