The United Nations designated International Day for Happiness March 20, will for the first time be commemorated in Nigeria by The Happiness Center in Lagos Nigeria. A fully equipped and modern center that caters to health, wellness and alternative medicine, The Happiness Center is a part of the international Non-governmental Organisation the Art of Living Foundation.
The event expected to be headlined by the Wife of the Governor of Lagos State Dr Ibijoke Sanwoolu, Minister of Culture and Tourism Alhaji Lai Mohammed, His Royal Majesty the Oniru of Iru Land Oba Omogbolahan Lawal and Professor Pat Utomi, notable political economist and Trustee of the Art of Living Foundation is expected to showcase the center’s deliberate and well-thought-out efforts to cater to health and wellness of Lagosians through alternative and natural measures with a view to easing stress and its associated challenges.
Speaking on plans to commemorate the day, the Managing Director of the Center, Akshay Jain said ‘we are well aware of the challenges associated with living and doing business in a metropolitan city like Lagos. It comes with health challenges that creep into our lives and reduces our productivity. People often get burnt out as a result of not being happy with many issues about their lives, some within and some beyond their control.
We have set up this center to offer a wide range of services to enable people achieve the single most important thing the humans should strive for – happiness’.
He added ‘we are all in pursuit of happiness. We sleep and wake up hoping that each new day is better than the one before it, when this happens, we are happy and when the reverse is the case there is unhappiness’.
Corroborating his point, the General Manager of The Happiness Center Francisca Ukabiala said ‘the happiness center is a timely in and for a city like Lagos. We probably all heard the recent comments by the Governor of Lagos State on the special ticket that people who have lived in Lagos deserve to get to heaven having already lived in a what in his opinion is a hellish city. We are saying that happiness is all around, it is in the energy that keeps the city moving and most importantly it is in the haven that we have created to ensure that people have greater bouts of positive energy once they walk in and out of our doors and experience bespoke wellness services’.
The Happiness Center has as part of its mission to make the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal three (Good Health and Wellbeing) possible in Nigeria.
The center hosts a wide range of personal and group programmes including Yoga, Meditation, Ayurveda, Nutrition packages and more; all of which are handled by trained and certified experts.
The Happiness Center promotes herbal therapies – Yoga, Meditation, Ayurveda, Nutrition and more; all of which handled by trained and certified experts who ensure world class standards”