"Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now."

                                                                                                                             Von Goethe

The world laughter club movement owes a huge debt of gratitude to the three men standing in this photo.  On March 13th 1995 in a public park in Mumbai, India, they were approached by an Indian Doctor who had a strange idea of starting a laughter club and who was looking for guinea pigs....errr, I mean participants. While many scoffed at the Indian Doctor, understandably, as what kind of crazy idea is that - standing around in a public park laughing with strangers -  these three gentlemen were good sports and agreed. Unknowingly they were the spearhead of a revolutionary way of creating more laughter in people's lives.  The Indian Doctor, Madan Kataria, pictured in red above (alongside Madhuri, his wife, who was also there that morning) conceived the idea of starting a laughter Club just hours before.  The thought occurred to Dr Kataria at four in the morning (why was he up so late?) that if laughter is apparently so good for us, as the medical evidence suggests, why not start a laughter club?   The idea was translated into action at dawn, without further ado.   He has run with the ball ever since.  Laughter clubs has now become a worldwide phenomenom.

 "Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.  Begin it now."

Usuff Omar

Sept 1, 2005

rev July 24 2007

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