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India Happiness Photo Contest
2023 (Result)

“Another wonderful volume of the India Happiness 2023 book, a must-read by those who care about human wellbeing.” 

Professor Sir Cary Cooper, CBE, 
President of the Institute of Welfare & Chair of the National Forum for Health & Wellbeing at Work, UK.

 “It gives me great HAPPINESS to write this foreword to India Happiness 2023. The book, including this Foreword, is kept concise so that the reader can browse it quickly and get on to being happy ASAP.”

Padma Bhushan Dr M B Athreya, PhD (Harvard), 
Pioneer and Father of Indian Management Education.

India Happiness 2023

India Happiness 2023 has 100 winning photos from the second annual India Happiness Photo Contest 2023, insights from leaders, and exercises for experiencing happiness. Happiness has tremendous benefits for mankind. Over the last four decades, there has been a lot of scientific research on happiness. Still, unfortunately, it has stayed in complex academic papers and thick books away from the common man. The annual India Happiness book project aims to create more awareness of happiness and democratise happiness and happiness research in India.

The book is already getting a positive reception and has received accolades from happiness experts and industry stalwarts.
 

The second India Happiness Photo Contest 2023 received participation from around India and showed moments of people from different walks of life. The winning 100 photographs are shared in the book with the hope that some of them might bring smiles and happiness to people’s lives. Among the winning photos, we see maximum photos of nature followed by smiling faces, childhood, animals & birds, family, historical places, religious and festivals photos. This trend is similar to the overall photos received for submission. The 100 photographs are selected by an esteemed jury, namely, Ms Mandy Seligman, Photographer and Positive Psychology Expert, Founder of SeeingHappy.org; Mr Harsh Goneka, Chairman, RPG Group; Dr Saamdu Chetri, Founder and founding Director of the Gross National Happiness Centre, Bhutan and Dr Rajesh K Pillania, popularly known as India’s Happiness Professor.     
   
Besides 100 winning photos, the book has insights from Padma Bhushan Dr M B Athreya, Pioneer and Father of Indian Management Education; Mr Harsh Goneka, Chairman, RPG Group; Mr G. V. Prasad, Co-chairman and Managing Director, Dr Reddy’s Laboratories; Mr Romal Shetty, Chief Executive Officer, Deloitte South Asia; Mr Kulmeet Bawa, President & Managing Director, SAP Indian Subcontinent; Mr Ashit Kukian CEO, Radio City; Mr Nikhil Mathur, Managing Director India, GfK; Mr Sebi Josep, President, Otis India; Mr. Komal Nahta, Editor in Chief, Film Information (film trade magazine), TV Show Host, and Mr Vinod Sood, Co-Founder & Managing Director, Hughes Systique.

 “We are born naturally happy, and the closest we can be to that pure natural state is where we find happiness.”  

                                               Mr Harsh Goneka, Chairman, RPG Group.
 

“If youngsters stop comparing themselves to others but focus on what is meaningful to them, find their source of meaning and fulfilment, what makes them unique and live their life accordingly, they would find a greater degree of happiness.”

 Mr G. V. Prasad, Co-chairman and Managing Director Dr Reddy’s Laboratories.

 

“Happiness for me is the joy of doing something for myself and for those around me; it is supporting a program for those in need. It is to ‘do good’ without expecting anything back.” 

Mr Romal Shetty, Chief Executive Officer, Deloitte South Asia.

“I find happiness in embracing the journey, celebrating progress, and nurturing relationships built on mutual support and empathy.” 

Mr Kulmeet Bawa, President & Managing Director, SAP Indian Subcontinent.

“Rather than focusing on gaining wealth and materialistic pleasures, ÿouth must concentrate on gaining experiences, moving ahead in life and being content with all the attainments.” 

Mr Ashit Kukian CEO, Radio City.

“Wellness at work follows you home and vice versa; hence, we have to create our happiness in the midst of professional responsibilities.”            

      Mr Sebi Josep, President, Otis India.


“It is important for me to take a pause, reflect, and stay grateful for all the good things and success that I get.”                                     

Mr Nikhil Mathur, Managing Director India, GfK.

“Staying happy during my journey of success was not difficult because although I am competitive, I never harbour grudges against other people who are also successful.” 

Mr. Komal Nahta, Editor in Chief, Film Information (film trade magazine), 
TV Show Host.


“In this continued journey of success, it becomes an absolute necessity to be surrounded by people who support you and are beside you, committed to giving their best.”

Mr Vinod Sood, Co-Founder & Managing Director, Hughes Systique.

India Happiness 2023 also includes practical exercises for experiencing happiness in daily life by Prof Rajesh K Pillania, Management Development Institute, Gurgaon, and Honorary Chairman, Happiness Strategy Foundation. He emphasises the need to make happiness a part of daily life.


This is the second annual India Happiness Book, and the Happiness Strategy Foundation will put sincere efforts into learning and improving with each edition. The book is free, and please feel free to share it with your family, friends, and networks to spread some happiness. To get a free PDF copy of India Happiness 2023, send a request to info@happinessstrategyfoundation.org 

The 3rd Annual India Happiness Photo Contest 2024 is open. The details are available on the website under current contests. The last date of submission is July 1, 2024.
 

Participate in the third annual India Happiness Photo Contest 2024

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