In order to pump in good values in young students, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has come together with Ramakrishna Mission, founded by Swami Vivekananda to initiate value education programme for classes VII, VIII and IX. This initiative is marked as a 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 consist 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 year.
Vineet Joshi, Chairman, CBSE says "Each one of us has infinite possibilities. Empowering youth with value education will help them create possibilities, work on the solution to the problems of life, have the courage to face the challenges, adapt to the environment, live, learn and explore the frontiers of knowledge. The main purpose of value education is to form a significant successful society. Schools should link Value Education with their Career Counseling Sessions so that the counselors can be propagator of values."
The even witnessed and 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.