For the International Day of Happiness (20 March) KRUG team presented in the Krug Gallery 82 of the happiest photos of Kardzhali’ citizens shared in the Facebook. The selection was made by young volunteers of KRUG team.
In 2012, the United Nations (UN) declared March 20 to be observed as the International Day of Happiness. The initiative to declare a day of happiness came from Bhutan – a country whose citizens are considered to be some of the happiest people in the world. The Himalayan Kingdom has championed an alternative measure of national and societal prosperity, called the Gross National Happiness Index (GNH). The GNH rejects the sole use of economic and material wealth as an indicator of development, and instead adopts a more holistic outlook, where spiritual well-being of citizens and communities is given as much importance as their material well-being.
Social networks allow us to share the happiest events in public as a part of “gross national happiness index”. Happiness is a fundamental human goal and sharing the happiest moments is a part of its nature. Journalists, students, residents of villages of Kardzhali region living abroad, girls, women, dads, school directors, managers of companies, children from the central city and villages, poets, artists, MPs and officials from municipal and regional administrations – all of them share equally the most inspiration happiest moments of their life in the social network. The exhibition opens on March 20 (Sunday) with the campaign message: “Make the International Day of Happiness your personal day to share happiness with others and to consider happiness as energy for a better world”.