Fourth and Fith kings of BhutanBhutan’s former King Jigme Singye Wangchuck (right side in the photo), who has opened Bhutan to the age of modernization, soon after the demise of his father, King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk was the brainchild of the term “Gross National Happiness”. Gross National Happiness measures quality of life by trying to strike a balance between the material and the spiritual.
The Four Pillars of GNH:
Equitable and equal socio-economic development,
Preservation and promotion of cultural and spiritual heritage,
Conservation of environment and
Good governance which are interwoven, complementary, and consistent.
They embody national and local values, aesthetics, and spiritual traditions. As a result, we can see that the concept of Gross National Happiness is now being taken up by various other countries, following footsteps of Bhutan.Further, the concept of Gross National Happiness has greatly enabled her in the pursuit of development, at the same time promoting happiness as the core philosophy of life. Now the philosophy, Gross National Happiness is broadly discussed in each and every time of the world.