Rajasthan: 'Sanskaar' classes to become part of school curriculum
The approximately 86,000 government schools in Rajasthan will have 'sanskaar' classes in the curriculum for 2018-19, the education department has decided. The students will have to attend these classes, called "Bal Sabha," for 30 minutes on Saturdays, the format of which will be different each week. From spiritual leaders giving sermons, to elders teaching kids values, the plan covers all.
Looking at what authorities have planned for students
On the first Saturday of a month, students will be taught about inspirational incidents from a 'prominent' personality's life. On the second, elderly will read 'motivational' stories to the kids in a 'Sanskar Sabha'. The third Saturday will have saints giving sermons. While the fourth Saturday will feature quizzes on religious topics, on the fifth, plays and patriotic songs will be performed.
The move is being implemented regardless of religion
Speaking about the move, Nathmal Didel, Director, Secondary Education, revealed it existed in the 2016-17 academic calendar too. "This is irrespective of any religion; it could be a Hindu, Muslim, Sikh or Christian. The saints who are locally known, respected, and in whom people have faith could share values of life with the students," he said.
Along with 'sanskaar' classes, education department has other ideas
Government schools will soon have 'Bharat Darshan' galleries set up too, to teach students about the history of India. They will have detailed information about freedom fighters, influential personalities and rivers, tweeted Education Minister Vasudev Devnani. "The move is to apprise over 85 lakh students of the Indian culture and prominent personalities," Devnani added.