December 10, 2013, 11:57 am
Enriching young students with good values, the Central Board of Secondary Education has come together with Ramakrishna Mission, founded bySwami Vivekananda to initiate Value Education Programme for classes VII, VIII and IX. This initiative is marked as part of Swami Vivekananda’s 150th Birth Anniversary Celebrations.
The mission is developed as a comprehensive three-year programme based on Swami Vivekananda’s message of infinite potential in every individual which can be manifested as excellence in every walk of life. Value education in context to CBSE refers to explicit formulations of the ways in which students are expected to be changed by the modern educative process.
The programme consists of total 48 sessions of 45 minutes each – 16 modules for each class.Ramakrishna Mission will train the teachers nominated by their schools for this purpose and facilitate them with every tool and material required during the training period. In the first year, 700 teachers from about 350 schools of CBSE (Delhi & NCR region) will be oriented followed by similar batches in subsequent years.
The event witnessed an exchange of thoughts and ideas between academicians and CBSE officials. The aim of this collaborative effort is to empower students in a real and tangible ways and to help them develop as enlightened citizens enabling them to stand on their own feet.
Such students will not only do well for themselves but bring about changes in the society and Nation.
The CBSE, along with different school principals, had earlier designed value kits which are already being used in classrooms in different states. Professors from NCERT, CBSE officials and school principals together worked on the project that has gained more relevance in recent times. Thousands of principals and teachers have been trained over last one year for using the value kits. The Central Board of Secondary Education has always been proactively involved to foster a sense of value in the education system and quality assurance in schools.