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Uttarakhand to introduce Vedas, Gita, Upanishad into school curriculum

Education Minister Dhan Singh Rawats made the announcement during the inauguration of the Pariksha Parv 4.0 program at Doon University.

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Uttarakhand Education Minister Dhan Singh Rawat said on Sunday that the state government is considering including Vedas, Upanishads and Geeta in the school curriculum. However, the opinion of the general public will be invited on the question.

The Minister of Education was speaking at the inauguration of the Pariksha Parv 4.0 program at Doon University organized by the State Commission for the Protection of Child Rights and the Department of Education.

Rawat said a meeting of departmental officers was called on May 2 to prepare the curriculum under the new education policy. The idea of ​​including Vedas, Upanishads and Geeta will also be discussed during the meeting.

Continuing his intervention on this occasion, Rawat said that it was necessary to explain to the children that the examination is a festival and that it must be treated as such. Thanks to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “Pariksha Par Charcha” program, the morale of hundreds of thousands of children has increased.

The minister said there is a need for counseling sessions for children before any examinations and parents need to be informed. Also, children should be prepared for major exams by having monthly exams.

The Minister of Education also said that the Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) should be formed in every school as a requirement. While within the Commission for the Protection of Children’s Rights, a coordination committee should be set up to reduce the pressure of the increase in complaint cases, he added.

Talking about the Center’s assistance and the state’s place with regard to the education sector, Rawat said there were signs that Uttarakhand would get more financial assistance from the Center for the education sector. education this time. In the Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan, the state can get more than 1,100 crores for the financial year 2022-23. If this happens, the government wants to mobilize the necessary resources to provide new furniture to public schools from primary to secondary.

According to reports, Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has secured more financial aid to Uttarakhand this time. For the Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan, the state budget limit is set at around 907 crore. Rawat said the Center agreed to donate 25% more.

The Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan Project Approval Board (PAB) meeting is scheduled to be held on May 5 in New Delhi. A team from the education department left for Delhi to present the draft budget on behalf of the state, he said.

He said an amount of Rs 47.05 crore has been sought to develop Nursery Schools or Bal Vatika in 4705 Anganwadi Centers operating in the State’s Government Primary Schools. To improve the quality of the education system, the state government has proposed to establish 35 Kendriya Vidyalayas and Nau Sainik schools. In the current financial year, an amount of Rs 25 crore will be needed to connect 250 schools to the vocational education programme.

Similarly, during the current session, an amount of 25 crores was requested from the Center for 1,000 additional smart classrooms; 5,173 teachers will be deployed on a contract basis or will be outsourced for teaching English. Around 125 crores will be spent on this. 41.58 crore has been proposed for the deployment of IT teachers to 1,386 secondary schools under the national education policy. 120 crore has been offered for the establishment of Navodaya Vidyalayas in four districts of Rudraprayag, Udham Singh Nagar, Bageshwar and Uttarkashi. A hostel scheme has been proposed in each block and 2,850 crores will be spent on the project. 70.20 crore will be spent on providing smart TVs in the first phase in all 14,040 primary schools.

The Minister of Education said he would organize dialogues with educators and representatives of voluntary organizations to improve the quality of education and the educational environment in schools in the state. He acknowledged that the quality of education remains a big challenge in the state, although there has been a rapid increase in the number of public schools.

With the contribution of the agencies

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