State where the Ministry of Happiness exists

Bhutan is the only state in the world whose official religion, "spiritual heritage" is proclaimed Tantric Buddhism. Therefore, the government declares its main goal to strive for the happiness of each of its citizens; this is enshrined in article 9 of the Constitution. On August 24, 2008, the Gross National Happiness Commission, headed by the prime minister, was established. 22 The question "are you happy?" given during population censuses. In the last 2005 census, 45.2% of the population answered this question “very happy”, 51.6% “happy”, and only 3.3% “not very happy”.

Curiously, the generally accepted concept of gross domestic product has been replaced in Bhutan by a more relevant indicator - “gross national happiness”. It is the only state in the world that has a Ministry of Happiness, thus happiness is at the forefront of national policy.

This is truly an amazing country without hunger and crime, where people live in joy, not knowing wars and poverty. The Bhutanese themselves, of whom there are quite a few, unlike other countries in the region, are open, hospitable, not at all spoiled by the modern world and carefully preserve their unique culture.

It is forbidden to kill animals here, and therefore almost all vegetarians. The import of chemical fertilizers is prohibited here, and everything that grows on this land is in itself environmentally friendly. Another interesting feature of this state can be considered the fact that forests in Bhutan are not cut down, but rather planted. It is not enough to say that this is a country of Buddhism, it is a country of purity and enlightenment. The country is still very little studied, and huge territories in the south and in the central part have not been explored at all by people and are huge reserves with amazing flora and fauna. All this Bhutan has preserved for very simple reasons - hunting is prohibited and there is practically no deforestation. The kingdom is fully self-sufficient in food and clothing. At the same time, almost the entire population wears national clothes - kho.