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Indore: ‘Schools need to bring in more life than pre-set curriculum’, says Nirmala Sitharaman

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The Defence Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, opened up on the country’s education system, curriculum and routine in most of schools. “Schools need to bring in more life in their routine instead of keeping students busy in reading the set curriculum,” she said here on Thursday.

Addressing the launch of Ekal Yuva, the youth wing of Ekal Vidyalaya, in city, she said there is still a gap between health and education schemes run by the government and the beneficiaries and that gap has to be filled by the youngsters willing to do something for the nation in the way to educate and inherit the sense of responsibility in the coming generations.

The defence minister also informed the audience that she used to run a school in Hyderabad and had faced the brainstorming session of selecting the curriculum. However, due to various reasons, the school couldn’t run for long. Sitharaman also raised concern over creative people running after GI (Geographical Indication) tag and losing their creativity.

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“You don’t need to run after GI tag as GI will come to you if you achieved certain level of excellence. Running for GI tag will ruin the creativity in you as you will have to follow a set of norms to get the tag and you will lose your own creativity and recognition,” she said. Praising the initiative of Ekal Yuva, she said using the teachers of the same village to teach students will help in building nation at the grassroots level.
Earlier, Ekal Vidyalaya’s Manjushri Shrivastava shared the journey of Ekal Vidyalaya for last 30 years.

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Published on: Friday, October 26, 2018, 08:18 AM IST
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