Seems like CBSE wants no stones unturned to help students grow with good values. In order to accomplish this objective, the board is now turning to Ramakrishna Mission, founded by Swami Vivekananda. According to reports, Ramakrishna Mission will be tasked with initiating value education for students of class VII, VIII and IX.
This is likely to form parts of CBSE’s multi-layered approach to make value education a realistic possibility and integrate it with other regular curriculum by training teachers, designing activities, and organizing special sessions with students.
Ramakrishna Mission to help CBSE develop Value Based Education Program. The Mission will be aimed at developing a three-year comprehensive value education program based on the teachings of Swami Vivekananda. According to CBSE, this new program will help students to become good citizens while simultaneously handling different life situations.
“The programme consists of a total 48 sessions of 45 minutes each – 16 modules for each class. The entire programme is based on Swamiji’s message of infinite potential in every individual which can be manifested as excellence in every walk of life,” the CBSE stated in a circular sent to all schools earlier this month, India Today reports.
The curricular will allow students an insight into the new understanding of religion as science of consciousness, faith in humanity, purity, love for neighbors, patience as well as other important lessons of Swami Vivekananda.
CBSE says the program will “empower students in a real and tangible way and help them develop as enlightened citizens enabling them to stand on their own feet. Such students will not only do well for themselves but will also have the larger interest of the society”.
Even though it has been developed by Ramakrishna Mission, schools will be conducting it through their own teachers.
“In the first year, nearly 700 teachers from about 350 schools in Delhi will be trained in implementing the programme in secondary classes. More batches will go through the training in subsequent years,” a CBSE official said.