CBSE introduces Value Education Programme for affiliated schools

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EOI BUREAU
Port Blair
24 Dec 2017

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has launched a Value Education Programme for students of all schools affiliated to the Board with the objective to strengthen, promote and develop cooperation in promoting Values Education. After the MoU signed between the Board and Ramakrishna Mission, New Delhi in 2014, the Ramakrishna Mission has prepared ‘Awakened Citizen Programme’ for teachers and students for taking this programme to CBSE affiliated schools to promote values such as harmony, peace, compassion and humility.
The programme is a three year graded Values Education programme for students of class 6, 7 and 8 (or 7, 8 and 9). The Awakened Citizen Programme’ acknowledges the potential of young learners and empowers them to harness their infinite strength and goodness and provides them a path to develop into enlighten citizens. It offers a wide variety and enables them to explore and develop universal values. The Comprehensive Values Education Programme restates India’s traditional values and emphasizes on universal values.
The programme, a Teacher Training Module for giving Value Education to students is optional and the schools desirous of adopting the ‘Awakened Citizen Programme’ for their students can visit the website www.theawakenedcitizen.org to know more about the programme’s content, approach and contact Ramakrishna Mission at values@rkmdelhi.org The Ramakrishna Mission would facilitate by providing tools, programme material and teachers’ training so that the teachers may transact the same.
The schools that opt for the programme are required to allot 16 periods per year and are to be committed for a minimum period of three years. As the programme involves initial two days’ training of teachers conducted in the school, the schools desirous of enrolling into the programmes have been requested to register with the Ramakrishna Mission. Apart from the initial training of teachers, Ramakrishna Mission resource persons will be available to hand-hold teachers through scheduled school visits and over  telephone and email. The training programme of teachers can be undertaken by schools who opt for it, at their own pace, time and convenience. More details can be obtained from Dr. Anuradha (9811164667) or Dr. Nandini (9810053371) Resource Persons, Ramakrishna Mission or Dr. Sweta Singh, Joint Director at 011-23233227 (shwetasingh@cbse.gov.in).