CMTER celebrated the UN declared International Day of Happiness today on 21.03.2016 in the MRD lobby of the Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute attached hospital. Dr. Sumathy Sundar, Director, CMTER welcomed the gathering and explained the history and purpose of celebrating the International happiness day in the hospital to the patients and the faculty who have gathered for the event. She spoke about happiness being the fundamental birthright of all individuals and the need to take care of health which is the complete state of physical, mental and social well being. Additional Director, Prof. S. Ravichandran inaugurated the Tree of Happiness and the Line of hope created by the faculty and the students of CMTER. He detailed about the stressful lives of a modern age, how to cope with the stressors, detailed on the music therapy services offered as a complementary therapy from the hospital. Prof. Krishnan, Head of Dermatology, Prof. B Amirtha Ganesh, Head of Cardiology and Prof. Easwaran S, Head of Psychiatry and Kala Varadan, Tutor, CMTER spoke on how the clinicians adopt a holistic approach in providing the patient care services including music therapy. All the patients were feeling cheerful and hopeful in spite of their health issues after the program. Many patients thanked the hospital authorities for the clinical services rendered at a low cost. The patients requested to continue providing the best services to save the lives of the people. All the patients wrote their wishes, hopes, desires, and dreams in the Tree of happiness and the line of hope. Mrs. Bhuvaneswari Ramesh, Tutor delivered the vote of thanks.