The Way to Happiness Reinforces Importance of Ethics, Values for New Delhi Police Trainees

Workshop provides tools trainees will use throughout careers.

Trainees at a The Way to Happiness workshop at the police training school in Dwarka, India

Some 200 police training school students in New Delhi attended a The Way to Happiness workshop, taking home lessons about ethics and values to help them as future officers and throughout life.

As with any other metropolitan areas in the world, those living in the modern, growing residential community of Dwarka, in Dehli, India, depend upon the ethical standards of their law enforcement officers to establish order and protect residents.

To orient new officers-in-training to moral principles that will help them succeed, a deputy chief of police arranged a workshop for 200 trainees at the police training school in Dwarka. The workshop took the students through the commonsense moral guide authored by L. Ron Hubbard, The Way to Happiness and its 21 precepts that anyone can apply.

With intense participation, each police trainee took a close look at how they apply or fail to apply the booklet’s 21 moral principles.

The workshop was delivered by the Executive Director of The Way to Happiness Foundation of India, Mr. Rohit Sharma, who has introduced the booklet into police departments throughout India.

The workshops were lively with student participation, as trainees shared examples from their experiences of how they used the precepts and what happened when they didn’t. At the end, each was invited to write up their feedback on the program.

“I think that The Way to Happiness is very important to make us realize what we forget in our day-to-day life,” wrote one of the trainees. “We start to forget those important values we were brought up with as we grow older. As we focus on our careers and concentrate on earning more money, these moral and ethical values can begin to fade from our lives. Then as we grow older and have our own children we try to teach them about ethics and values, but when we ourselves have not followed them, how will our children do so?

“So, I think it is important to review The Way to Happiness from time to time. This kind of seminar is a very good way to look at our own commitments and promises, and confront ourselves and our mistakes.”

Immensely popular since its first publication in 1981, more than 100 million copies have since been distributed in 205 countries and territories, providing a moral compass for all to live by.​


Categories: Law Enforcement, Ethics, Foreign Government

Tags: New Delhi, Police, The Way To Happiness


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