CBSE schools to promote art & culture among students
CBSE schools in Kerala and Lakshadweep will soon be promoting art, culture, and creativity among students and helping them showcase their talents. The board envisions a robust system which focuses on children's academics and holistic development. The activities can be in the form of skits, dance-drama, extempore, flash mob, rendition, shadow play, tableau, motivational speech, short films scripted/directed by students or a cartoon strip.
Schools have also been asked to start video channels
The schools have also been asked to start video channels on their websites or use any free video-sharing app to provide a platform for students to exhibit their skills. Some schools have already started using such video-sharing websites like Youtube or Vimeo. The video of the best performer of such events should be hosted by the school in a video channel on weekly basis.
Many schools in Kerala already promoting creative activities
More emphasis should be given on expression and raising self-confidence without any additional cost to children, Tarun Kumar, CBSE Regional officer, Thiruvananthapuram, said. All such events should be organized in schools and no participation or costume fees should be collected from children. Letters in this regard were sent to 1,350 schools in Kerala and the UT of Lakshadweep, which comes under Thiruvananthapuram division.
Themes like patriotism, empathy, honesty as topics for students
"We have prepared elaborate themes such as patriotism, love to humanity and compassion, empathy, caring and sharing, honesty, sincerity, and self-reliance as topics for the students to choose from so that these human values can be inculcated", Tarun Kumar said.