‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’: 25 state schools to interact with Goa students

  • | Friday | 1st December, 2023

Ranchi: Out of 35,000 schools across the state, top 25 participants of the Indian Language Festival, titled Bhashay Anek, Bhaav Ek, have been selected at the state level under the governments Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat programme. The Indian Language Festival will culminate on December 11, coinciding with the birth anniversary of poet Subramaniam Bharati.The Jharkhand Education Project Council (JEPC), in collaboration with district education officers, issued instructions to identify and nominate one outstanding school from each district.The selected schools will engage in virtual interactions with school children from Goa to enhance cultural and linguistic diversity awareness. The initiative aims to foster mutual understanding and appreciation of each others cultural heritage. Talking to TOI, education secretary K Ravi Kumar said, In accordance with the guidelines outlined in the National Education Policy 2020 concerning Language Education in Schools, this initiative underscores the significance of multilingualism and regional languages. Its primary objective is to allow students to explore the inherent unity within linguistic diversity. Those emerging as toppers at the state level will earn the chance to engage in the national-level Bhasathon.The State Education Project has formally communicated with education officers across districts, outlining the selection criteria and the process to nominate exemplary schools. The festival encompasses diverse topics such as environment, nature, literature, food, values, mathematics and more.Nasim Ahmed, principal of government middle school in Bariatu, said, Tribal languages have been incorporated into the curriculum to enhance readability for students. A significant number of parents in rural areas lack proficiency in Hindi, so regional languages facilitate better understanding for both students and parents.We also published the following articles recentlyHimachal CM inaugurates AI-driven data centre to enhance school educationChief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu inaugurated Vidhya Samiksha Kendra, an AI-driven data repository centre to improve learning outcomes in Himachal Pradesh schools. The data centre, powered by SwiftChat AI, will enable technology-driven systemic change. EdTech partner ConveGenius will host conversational AI chatbots on SwiftChat to guide students, assist teachers, and provide valuable data for administrators. The real-time data will offer insights into student progress, teacher training, and overall school performance, allowing teachers to tweak their teaching strategies. The Congress government has fulfilled its promise to start English medium schools from Class 1 in the next academic session.Punjab education minister pledges to address teacher shortage in public schoolsPunjab government schools will soon have no teacher shortage, as the number of schools without teachers has decreased from 3,500 to less than 600. The government aims to eliminate this issue completely by March, making Punjab the first state in the country to have no school without a teacher or with only one teacher. Additionally, efforts are being made to provide free and quality education to students from all social categories and economic backgrounds. The government is also equipping all 20,000 government schools with WiFi and constructing 10,000 new classrooms. Furthermore, the state government plans to convert 117 government senior secondary schools into Schools of Eminence without acquiring new land.Hindu festivals have been selectively slashed: BJP slams Nitish Kumar after release of new Bihar school calendarThe BJP criticized Nitish Kumar and the Bihar government for reducing the number of holidays for Hindu festivals in state schools. The state education department issued the holiday calendar for 2024, which eliminated holidays for Hartalika Teej and Jitiya, while increasing the holidays for Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha. BJP leaders accused the government of showing an anti-Hindu face and working based on Islamic religious beliefs. They warned that Nitish Kumar would face consequences in the upcoming elections if the holidays are not reinstated.

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