<p>World Happiness Day is an annual celebration of happiness as a fundamental human right and goal for all of humanity. </p><p>Although one might think Pakistan ranks poorly where 'global happiness' is concerned, the numbers prove quite the opposite. According to the 6<sup>th</sup> World Happiness Report*, Pakistan ranks at 75 out of 156 countries – which is higher than its neighbors India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and even China!
</p><p>To celebrate World Happiness Day, this year we spread the message under the ambit of Year of Emergency Medicine 2018 at The Aga Khan University Hospital (AKUH). </p><p>To inform and raise awareness in the community of World Happiness Day, we organised a flash mob in the AKUH Medical Centre Courtyard to showcase the need for people to relax, laugh and just move. What could be a better way to create and spread happiness globally than through creative movement! </p><p>At the event, Dr. Asad Mian, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine said that happiness should be everyone's birthright. "Actively working towards it through different means and being positive too will likely help keep depression away."</p><p>One of the medical students remarked "It was a really enjoyable afternoon, I too pledge to spread more happiness in the world".</p><p>
</p><p>*Ranking was based on 6 indicators: income per capita, life expectancy, social support, freedom, generosity and corruption. </p>