The National Happiness and Positivity Programme has launched the ‘Friends of Happiness’ platform, an electronic portal that seeks to encourage public involvement in the programme’s initiatives and to rally support for the government’s efforts to promote happiness and positivity.

Othman Al Madani, Director of Happiness at the National Happiness and Positivity Programme, said in a statement: ‘The initiative seeks to spread awareness about the importance of happiness and positivity, as well as to establish partnerships between the government and the community, individuals and organisations, that endorse happiness as a practice in all sectors, and support the government’s projects during the Year of Giving.’